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New drug mimics the beneficial effects of exercise

An exercise pill? Exercise be damned now there is a pill for that! Researchers are developing a new drug that may bring some of the beneficial effects of exercise. A recent study involving mice showed that the drug candidate, dubbed SR9009, significantly increases endurance and the body’s metabolic rate — by 5 percent. The study, conducted at the…

A mere 60 minutes of aerobic exercise could inhibit growth of prostate cancer cells.

Physical activity is associated with reduced risk of several cancers, including aggressive prostate cancer. The mechanisms mediating the effects are not yet understood; among the candidates are modifications of endogenous hormone levels. Long-term exercise is known to reduce serum levels of growth stimulating hormones. In contrast, the endocrine effects ofacute endurance exercise include increased levels of mitogenic factors…

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