Benefits of exercise for aging may come in a capsule

01/15/2012 | MIT Technology Review online

Many of the advancing illnesses associated with aging -- including weight gain and loss of muscle mass and strength -- may eventually have a solution in pill form. Scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston have identified a naturally occurring hormone that simulates the benefits of exercise for the body, and could help to treat illnesses such as muscular dystrophy.

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