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Submission + - New Drug Mimics the Beneficial Effects of Exercise (gizmag.com) 2

Zothecula writes: A drug known as SR9009, which is currently under development at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), increases the level of metabolic activity in skeletal muscles of mice. Treated mice become lean, develop larger muscles and can run much longer distances simply by taking SR9009, which mimics the effects of aerobic exercise. If similar effects can be obtained in people, the reversal of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and perhaps Type-II diabetes might be the very welcome result.
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New Drug Mimics the Beneficial Effects of Exercise

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  • I've long thought that stuff like steroids was misguided - not for ball-shrinking, but that targets the wrong thing. The biggest problem with the human body is that we evolved for resource-scarce environments which translates more colloquially into "use it or lose it." That's why steroids shrink balls - all that injected testosterone tells your body that your balls must be super-efficient at making testosterone so better shrink them up in order to conserve resources.

    Since we have the resources to easily

  • I can only imagine the effects this will have on first world societies.

In English, every word can be verbed. Would that it were so in our programming languages.