It is a couch potato’s dream, a pill that will make you fit without having to move a muscle.
Scientists say they have created a drug that provides all the benefits of exercise without actually having to do any.
They have discovered that the hormone irisin, found naturally in the body, is responsible for some of the health benefits of sweating it out at the gym.
When given to mice, the researchers found that irisin was key in the development of ‘good fat’, which burns off calories.
However, those who like a toned physique may still have to make the odd trip to the gym, as irisin does not appear to strengthen muscles.
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