A Clean Pill of Health

Scientists from Deakin University in Melbourne published their findings about a new drug that mimics some of the most important effects of exercise. They were able to show that overweight mice who were given the drug no longer showed signs of cardiovascular disease. Jeff and Anthony debate the merits of a pill that can make unhealthy lifestyles safe, and wonder what the future might look like if it really works.

Scientists from Deakin University in Melbourne published their findings about a new drug that mimics some of the most important effects of exercise. They were able to show that overweight mice who were given the drug no longer showed signs of cardiovascular disease. Jeff and Anthony debate the merits of a pill that can make unhealthy lifestyles safe, and wonder what the future might look like if it really works.

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