Exercise Pill Could Replace Steroids, Help Improve Athletes

August 2, 2008

Scientists have developed two new exercise pills which help by tricking your body into thinking you took part in exercise, without actually having you work as hard.  It is currently believed to be a big tool for weight loss, but may also repalce steroids, improving the strength, speed, and endurance of athletes......Washington (ChattahBox) – Scientists have developed two new exercise pills which help by tricking your body into thinking you took part in exercise, without actually having you work as hard. It is currently believed to be a big tool for weight loss, but may also replace steroids, improving the strength, speed, and endurance of athletes.

Scientists have managed to develop two new pills, with details on them being published in the journal Cell.

There are two possible pills, both with the ability to help build muscle, increase stamina, and help with weight loss.

U.S. scientists have managed to develop two drugs, AICAR and GW1516.

For their study, they split young adult mice up into two groups, with half of them taking part in exercise with the pill, and half taking part in exercise without the pill.

The mice who took the pill were able to run for farther and faster, improving their endurance and speed.

The mice who took the pill were able to 77% longer, and 44% farther after a month taking the pill.

Many already forsee that athletes may be abusing the drug, which is why a test has been developed to check for the drug in urine and blood samples.


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