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Drugs Offer Promise of Fitness Without Effort
NY Times ^
| Nicholas Wade
Posted on 07/31/2008 3:34:56 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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 mices endurance on a treadmill by 44 percent after just four weeks of treatment.
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KEYWORDS: diet; doping; drugs; effort; fitness; fitnessinapill; health; healthcare; promise
Dream on. Pills are NEVER the answer....
Remember, we live in the culture that wants SOMETHING for NOTHING.
posted on 07/31/2008 3:37:12 PM PDT
("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
“just take a pill that tricks the muscles into thinking they have been working out furiously”
I can’t imagine this would cause any negative side effects.
posted on 07/31/2008 3:38:13 PM PDT
(Boring, normal, mainstream, white guy)
yeah! there is hope for me yet!
I wonder if it’s that little blue pill and a sock
posted on 07/31/2008 4:19:03 PM PDT
I cant imagine this would cause any negative side effects.
Yeah, like the pills that block your system from absorbing fat. So what if they give you projectile diarrhea and hurricane force flatulence?
posted on 07/31/2008 4:25:30 PM PDT
(DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
what if they give you projectile diarrhea and hurricane force flatulence?
How is that different than say Taco John's?
posted on 07/31/2008 4:42:15 PM PDT
posted on 07/31/2008 4:56:34 PM PDT
by mountn man
(The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
Well, Both will get you out of your chase lounge and running, at least to the nearest bathroom. .. . (evil grin)
posted on 07/31/2008 5:38:19 PM PDT
(Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
I wonder if this has a military application.
posted on 08/01/2008 12:57:56 PM PDT
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