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Gym pill’ trips fat-burning gene

US scientists have devised a drug that can switch on a gene to burn body fat, offering hope of an exercise pill. Mice given the drug burned off fat, even when they did not exercise, and were resistant to weight gain despite a high-fat diet.

The ultimate use would be to treat people at risk of obesity-related diseases like diabetes, rather than offer a “no-work six-pack” pill.

The Salk Institute team presented their work at Experimental Biology 2007.


Fidgeters ‘likely to be thinner’

Scientists working in Germany and the US say they have found a “fidget” molecule and if you have it in your genes you are less likely to be fat. Mice with the molecule are more likely to be primed athletic beasts, while those without laze around getting fat.

It is the second time in recent months scientists have claimed to have located genetic material linked to body weight.

Scientists in Britain said they had found a separate gene, dubbed the fat gene, linked directly to obesity.


Today’s Insults

If we took his tiny brain and rolled it down the edge of a razor blade, it would be like a lone car going down a six lane highway. – anonymous

Your momma’s so fat she has to use sleeping bags for tube socks. – anon

You heedless joltheads and unmannered slaves. - Shakespeare

Ever since I saw you in your family tree, I’ve wanted to cut it down. – unknown