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Old 11-18-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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Basically, scientists created two drugs (AICAR and GW1516) that remarkably mimicked some of the benefits of exercise.

These two drugs work at a cellular level to burn fat , increase muscle mass, and muscle endurance by up to 44%. It works by genetically reprogramming muscle fibers so that they use energy better and contract repeatedly without fatigue.

Simply put, they figured out what hormones athletic bodies produce and what those hormones do for the body... and then synthesized them! Hence, exercise in a pill!

I love to eat and I have gained a lot of weight since I got married... this would be awsome! Eat what you want and look like an athlete!

Would you take such a pill?

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Old 11-18-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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Probably not! What would worry me is what they find out 10-20 years from now about the bad things that happen from such a pill!!
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Not until it had become mainstream. I would not take a chance on something new for fear it had a bad side effect.
I've been thinking we should invent a human "kibble". A perfectly balanced diet, sort of like dog food. You eat only that until you get to your desired weight and then maybe just a few days a week to maintain.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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LOL-Human Kibble-why not!!!

Nope like Cyn said what happens down the road-we've seen it happen many times. I'd rather a change in lifestyle.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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No, I wouldn't take that pill. I just get off my ass and exercise like I should.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:16 AM
 
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Basically, scientists created two drugs (AICAR and GW1516) that remarkably mimicked some of the benefits of exercise.

These two drugs work at a cellular level to burn fat , increase muscle mass, and muscle endurance by up to 44%. It works by genetically reprogramming muscle fibers so that they use energy better and contract repeatedly without fatigue.

Simply put, they figured out what hormones athletic bodies produce and what those hormones do for the body... and then synthesized them! Hence, exercise in a pill!

I love to eat and I have gained a lot of weight since I got married... this would be awsome! Eat what you want and look like an athlete!

Would you take such a pill?

Sounds like a fad and impossible. God forbid people actually got off their fat butt and exercised every once in a while.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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I've been thinking we should invent a human "kibble". A perfectly balanced diet, sort of like dog food
But that would take all the fun out of eating. What would we talk about here? What we wet out kibble with.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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No, I wouldn't take that pill. I just get off my ass and exercise like I should.
Oh my gosh SuSu....you got away with a "bad" word LOL

And no I wouldn't take the pill either.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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Default Do the dangers out weigh the benefits?

It gives new meaning to being on the pill!

I would think that it would depend upon how dangerously obese the person was... like gastro-bypass surgery or stomatch binding. If the immediate need was there and the person wanted to take the risk... I don't see a problem with it.

It uses your fat to produce muscle and endurance...I've gained so much weight lately that I would be the strongest man in the world if I took it!

I created this thread out of curiosity. I have researched it and found it fascinating. I go back and fourth with wanting to try it...

Do the dangers of being over-weight... out weigh (no pun intended) the dangers of taking the synthetic hormones? We take synthetic insulin and synthetic human growth hormone.
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Old 11-18-2008, 02:04 PM
 
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Well, us lazy fat people would definately be delighted and take the pill.
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