Luzius MeisserI don’t mind reading long articles if they have a high information density. But I do not want to read lengthy descriptions of individuals. That does notSee more add any value. In fact, it destroys value by diluting the actual information and by giving the whole article a less serious, tabloid style. There’s a good reason real scientific articles start with an abstract that summarizes the whole. Not providing an abstract is just a signal that the author does not value the time of her readers and that the article is more about infotainment than actual knowledge.
JehuI fully support brevity, if it is strengthened by density and accuracy. Regardless of the time it takes the reader to go through the article (not implyingSee more, of course, that it's not important), excessive length is usually a symptom of lack of clarity and delivery strategy, and is certainly not the best way to convey the inherent complexity of the/any subject.
Stowe Boyd> brief interval training three times a week on stationary bicycles (pedaling hard for four minutes, resting for three and then repeating that sequenceSee more three more times)<<<
> Among the younger subjects who went through interval training, the activity levels had changed in 274 genes, compared with 170 genes for those who exercised more moderately and 74 for the weight lifters. Among the older cohort, almost 400 genes were working differently now, compared with 33 for the weight lifters and only 19 for the moderate exercisers.
> Many of these affected genes, especially in the cells of the interval trainers, are believed to influence the ability of mitochondria to produce energy for muscle cells; the subjects who did the interval workouts showed increases in the number and health of their mitochondria — an impact that was particularly pronounced among the older cyclists.
> It seems as if the decline in the cellular health of muscles associated with aging was “corrected” with exercise, especially if it was intense, says Dr. Sreekumaran Nair, a professor of medicine and an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic and the study’s senior author. In fact, older people’s cells responded in some ways more robustly to intense exercise than the cells of the young did — suggesting, he says, that it is never too late to benefit from exercise.