Discovering Exercise

MoTrPAC: Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium

Be part of a national movement to discover exercise

This study will lay the foundation for a new era of biomedical research on Precision Exercise Medicine
-Dr. Eric Ravussin

This particular research project is intentionally taking all the different specialties and trying to integrate them together. [It] will give us a more clear understanding of the problems and how to solve them.
-Dr. Peggy Whitson, American Astronaut, NASA

We will undoubtedly find individual differences... what works for me... might be very different than what works for someone else. We want to discover that.
-Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health

Study Information

  • For years, we have known that being physically active is good for our health, but until this point, there has not been a clear understanding of what actually is happening deep within the body, or how the molecular structure of the body changes to improve and preserve health.
  • Having a better understanding of how the body changes with physical activity will help researchers and clinicians to better prescribe and tailor exercises programming in the future.
  • This research study is the largest targeted National Institutes of Health (NIH) investment aimed to understand how physical activity improves health and prevents disease.
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