Hormesis can and Does Work in Humans

@article{Rattan2010HormesisCA,
  title={Hormesis can and Does Work in Humans},
  author={Suresh I. S. Rattan and Dino Demirovic},
  journal={Dose-Response},
  year={2010},
  volume={8}
}
If we accept the validity of the general concept of physiological hormesis as being the phenomenon of achieving health beneficial effects by exposure to mild stress, then hormesis is being applied already and successfully to humans. The evidence for this is the well-demonstrated health benefits of regular and moderate exercise. Mild stress-induced activation of one or more intracellular pathways of stress response are central to this. Experimental studies performed on human cells in culture… 

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