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Published on 22 May 2014 | over 2 years ago

Why are some people so lazy? Is there a couch-potato gene?
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Further Reading--

Neurobiology of Mice Selected for High Voluntary Wheel-running Activity
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21676789

Mice from lines selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running exhibit lower blood pressure during withdrawal from wheel access
biology.ucr.edu/people/faculty/Garland/Kolb_et_al_2013_exercise_addiction_in_High-Runner_mice.pdf

Patterns of Brain Activity With Variation in Voluntary Wheel-Running Behaviour
www.biology.ucr.edu/people/faculty/Garland/RhodesEA03Fos.pdf

Current understanding of the genetic basis for physical activity.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21270357

Genetic influences on exercise participation in 37,051 twin pairs from seven countries.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17183649

Does the difference between physically active and couch potato lie in the dopamine system?
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20224735



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