Landmark national study resumes after COVID-enforced pause

Posted on: Monday, January 24th, 2022

After a 15-month-long COVID-19 stoppage, a landmark National Institutes of Health effort to detail the exact molecular mechanisms that explain exercise’s health and anti-aging benefits is again under way.

The Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC) will collect blood, fat and muscle samples before, during and after exercise from around 2,600 volunteers spread across 11 clinical sites.  UT Health San Antonio is enrolling approximately 200 of those volunteers.

Researchers are looking for healthy, sedentary people 18 and older. Participants will be randomly assigned into endurance, resistance (weight training) or control groups. The control group members will maintain their normal daily routines. Volunteers in the endurance and resistance training groups will receive 12 weeks of supervised workouts with an exercise trainer and may receive up to $1,500 for completing the study.

To learn more about this study, visit the UT Health San Antonio Newsroom.

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