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Published on 22 May 2014 | over 3 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

Mice from lines selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running exhibit lower blood pressure during withdrawal from wheel access

Patterns of Brain Activity With Variation in Voluntary Wheel-Running Behaviour

Current understanding of the genetic basis for physical activity.

Genetic influences on exercise participation in 37,051 twin pairs from seven countries.

Does the difference between physically active and couch potato lie in the dopamine system?

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