Nestle Developing Exercise in a Bottle

We can foresee large crowds wanting to get their hands on this.  Can you imagine losing weight without having to exercise?  Researchers at Nestle are reportedly developing a calorie-burning drink that will reproduce the effects of exercise for its consumers.

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Scientists at the Nestle Institute of Health Science with headquarters located in Geneva have worked on an enzyme that could help to regulate and control metabolism.  “The enzyme can help people who can’t tolerate or continue rigorous exercise,” said lead study author, Kei Sakamoto.  The enzyme AMPK, or 5’AMP-activated Kinase, a protein that acts as a master switch for a huge portion of the cell’s metabolic machinery.  This research looks into whether our bodies can burn more fat with less exercise.  Maybe we could super charge our already existing exercise, like turning a walk into a jog or a jog into a run.

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Naveed Sattar, a professor of metabolic medicine at the University of Glasgow points out that othe have tried to develop fat-burning products before but nothing was successful.  He also goes on to say “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” So far, no such product has passed clinical trials.  The researchers believe that this product could be helpful for those living a sedentary lifestyle and people who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes.  However, they say that no product can replace exercise.

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