Michelle Posted August 1, 2008 Share Posted August 1, 2008 Someone sent me this article today: Drugs Offer Promise of Fitness Without Effort Can you enjoy the benefits of exercise without the pain of exertion? The answer may one day be yes — just take a pill that tricks the muscles into thinking they have been working out furiously. Researchers at the Salk Institute report they have found two drugs that do wonders for the athletic endurance of couch potato mice. One drug, known as Aicar, increased the mice’s endurance on a treadmill by 44 percent after just four weeks of treatment. To me, this just seems like a bad idea. Obviously, everyone here is going to be against using mice in the research, so that doesn't even need to be discussed... but what do you think about an exercise pill? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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