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    Are researchers close to developing an exercise pill?


    By Faye Flam
    INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
    Today's booming gym business could start to go bust if scientists confirm the initial promise of two performance-enhancing, fat-melting pills that mimic the physiological benefits of exercise without all the sweat.
    Results published today in the journal Cell show the drugs turn ordinary mice into trim marathon champions. There should be no shortage of volunteers ready see if they do they same in humans.
    The two drugs, which go by their scientific names AICAR and GW1516, have two different target demographics: Couch potatoes might consider AICAR, which seems to build endurance and encourage fat burning through the same molecular processes that go on during real exercise. GW1516 may be more for athletes, because it boosted endurance even more but only if the mice did about 30 minutes of treadmill running a day.
    Study leader Ronald Evans of the Salk Institute started by genetically engineering mice to have unusual physical endurance and a seeming inability to store fat no matter how much they ate. He then studied how the altered gene worked, and sought drugs that would do the same thing.
    Evans said he thinks the drugs could have the biggest and most immediate benefit for people with muscular dystrophy, other muscle-wasting diseases, or disabilities that make exercise impossible. But the promise of exercise-in-a-pill will be seductive to everyone from the mildly flabby weekend warrior to the aspiring Olympic medalist. Since enhancement drugs are still considered cheating in the Olympics, pro baseball, and many other competitions, Evans has already devised blood and urine tests to detect them. So in the future, elite athletes may be the only ones who still have to get sore and sweaty.

    This would rule.

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    But could Gonzo get it down his throat?

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    • #3
      holy shit - this would be awesome.

      Then we all could be like Skippy minus the fat chin.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by AWSmith98 View Post
        But could Gonzo get it down his throat?
        If not he could always inhale it up his ass.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by Prngr44 View Post
          If not he could always inhale it up his ass.
          Which is exactly how all that fat would leave one's body
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          • #6
            Originally posted by sportschick View Post
            Which is exactly how all that fat would leave one's body
            Well Gonzo's would probably get tangled and matted in all that hair, but yeah... eventually.


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              Just like the Alli users!
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