May 6, 2017

“Exercise in a Pill” Boosts Athletic Endurance

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Summary: Chemical compound mimics the beneficial effects of exercise, including fat burning and increasing stamina, a new study reports.

Source: Salk Institute.

Sedentary mice given the drug ran longer without training.

Every week, there seems to be another story about the health benefits of running. That’s great—but what if you can’t run? For the elderly, obese or otherwise mobility-limited, the rewards of aerobic exercise have long been out of reach.

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