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‘Exercise in a Pill’ Could Boost Endurance Without the Need for Training

Researchers have identified a method for increasing endurance in mice by about 70 percent with the help of a drug that triggers the same genetic process as exercise.

Published On 05/02/2017
1:30 PM EDT
Salk scientists move one step closer to developing 'exercise-in-a-pill.' Partial view of a mouse calf muscle stained for different types of muscle fibers: oxidative slow-twitch (blue), oxidative fast-twitch (green), glycolytic fast-twitch (red). | Salk Institute/Waitt Center