DNA codes for mus­cle mem­ory

Haven’t run for a while? No bother, your genes will re­mem­ber the drill

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The con­cept of mus­cle mem­ory has ex­isted for time im­memo­rial – the idea that even af­ter months or years of not ex­er­cis­ing, mus­cles can ‘re­mem­ber’ move­ments. Now, sci­en­tists at Keele Univer­sity have proven that mus­cle mem­ory ac­tu­ally ex­ists at a DNA level. When mus­cles are trained, the growth is ‘re­mem­bered’ by genes in the mus­cle and this can help them to grow larger in later life – good news for any older run­ners look­ing to get back into train­ing. It may not be as tough as you think!

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