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Stanford Medicine study details molecular effects of exercise

A person on a treadmill with a mask over their face

Jacob Lund/
May 28 2020
Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students

A simple blood test may be able to determine how physically fit you are, according to a new study conducted by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

The test could complement treadmill tests, a more traditional clinical evaluation of fitness, and provide individuals with far more nuanced information about their body’s molecular response to exercise.

The blood test is an offshoot of a complex study conducted by a team of researchers that took hundreds of thousands of molecular measurements from a group of individuals before and after exercising.

The team of researchers includes Eric Wei, a 2013 Mr. and Mrs. Chun Chiu Fellow SGF.