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The Boston Globe: Molecule may hold clue to how exercise benefits body

January, 2014 | Read the article online

Huffington Post: Exercise Benefits Lie In Molecule Called BAIBA, Scientists Find

January, 2014 | Read the article online Mass. General scientists discover molecule that may underlie benefits of exercise

January, 2014 | Read the article online

FOX25 Boston: Newly discovered biomarker can predict diabetes onset

About 15 percent of the population in the United States has diabetes, which is considered a major risk factor for heart disease. Robert Gerszten, MD, director of clinical and translational research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, discusses his new study that identifies a biomarker that can predict diabetes risk up to 10 years before the onset of the disease. Dr. Gerszten explains that by using this new technique in the future, physicians may be able to identify patients who have the disease, allowing them to live healthier lives. Watch Dr. Gerszten discuss the study and what it means for patients.


Robert Gerszten is interviewed in THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION, a four-part HBO documentary series, featuring case studies, interviews with our nation’s leading experts, and individuals and their families struggling with obesity. You can find him in Part 2 (Choices) starting around 32 minutes into the episode, talking about exercise and weight loss.

Proto Magazine: Metabolomics: Telltale Patterns

December, 2011 | Read the article online

Proto Magazine discusses Gerszten Lab’s publication on “Metabolic Signatures of Exercise in Human Plasma” and its implications.

Harvard Magazine: Fathoming Metabolism

The study of metabolites does an end run around genomics to provide telling clues to your future health.

New York Times: Phys Ed: A Workout for Your Bloodstream

Robert Gerszten is interviewed about his publication, “Metabolic signatures of exercise in human plasma.”

USA Today: Study: 10 minutes of exercise yields hour-long effects

Nature: The Metabolic Secrets of Good Runners