If you have long dreamed of reaping the rewards of exercise, but unfortunately, you are not able to move let alone stand, worry no more. Scientists are starting to make this dream a reality.
Hopes for such a pill emerged on Tuesday from scientists who found that an experimental drug allowed mice to run on a treadmill for 270 minutes before exhaustion set in. They turned to a drug known as GW501516 which had previously been shown to improve stamina and burn fat faster.
In the current study, the Salk team gave normal mice a higher dose of GW, for a longer period of time (8 weeks instead of 4). Mice in the control group could run about 160 minutes before exhaustion. Mice on the drug, however, could run about 270 minutes — about 70 percent longer.
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