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10 August 2017

“Exercise-in-a-pill”

There might be hope for those of us who can’t seem to make it to gym nearly often enough: “exercise-in-a-pill”. Jokes aside, this sort of advance would really benefit folks whose ability to work out is impaired, including individuals with limited mobility, obese people and the elderly. Scientists have recently isolated a chemical compound which activates a gene pathway in sedentary mice that is normally triggered by running and which results in all of its beneficial effects, from better endurance to increased fat burning, without actually moving a muscle.

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