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According to a story from telegraph.co.uk, drugs could be used in the future to help overweight or obese individuals increase their levels of exercise. In lab tests performed on mice, they “doubled their amount of physical activity” when a hormone was activated in their brains.
This could represent a remarkable breakthrough if scientists can develop or use certain drugs to stimulate leptin. With regard to the high amount of obesity already present in our country, these drugs would be able to help many high-risk individuals get active and live better lives.
According to the study, the mice did not consume as much food, and they lost a moderate amount of weight. Obviously, more tests would have to be done directly on humans to be able to identify just how much of an impact these drugs could have, but the early results seem promising.