Have Baylor and Stanford Scientists Found a Magic Weight Loss Pill?

A magic pill to lose weight? Well, scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and Stanford School of Medicine think they’ve found it. Scientists have identified the molecule that could effectively reduce food intake and obesity in mice. The idea of ​​the research is not to take exercise off the table, but to help people who are physically unable to exercise appropriately. In this thread, our community discusses their thoughts on weight loss pills, their effects, and the new findings from Baylor College of Medicine and Stanford School of Medicine.

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A magic pill to lose weight? Well, scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and Stanford School of Medicine think they’ve found it. Scientists have identified the molecule that could effectively reduce food intake and obesity in mice. The idea of ​​the research is not to take exercise off the table, but to help people who are physically unable to exercise appropriately. In this thread, our community discusses their thoughts on weight loss pills, their effects, and the new findings from Baylor College of Medicine and Stanford School of Medicine.

This slogging thread by Mónica Freitas, Sara Pinto and Jack Boreham appeared on the official slogging channel #random and has been edited for readability.

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If you could take a pill to reap the benefits of exercise, would that be the end of your fitness regimen?

It’s a question we may be taking a step closer to after researchers said they identified a molecule in the blood produced during exercise.

The scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and Stanford School of Medicine pinpointed the molecule, which they found could be effective in reducing food intake and obesity in mice.

The idea of ​​the research isn’t necessarily to take exercise off the menu — the researchers say it could actually benefit people who aren’t physically able to get adequate exercise.

“Regular exercise has been shown to help with weight loss, regulate appetite and improve metabolic profile, particularly in overweight and obese people,” said one of the study’s authors, Dr. Yong Xu, professor of pediatrics at Baylor College.

“If we can understand the mechanism by which exercise triggers these benefits, then we can bring many people closer to improving their health.”

The study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, shows how mice fed a high-fat diet to become obese suppressed their food intake by about 50 percent after being given the molecule.

“To discover the relevant molecule, the team collected and analyzed blood samples from mice that had run on treadmills.

They found an increased amount of when training the mice Amino acid called Lac-Phe – a byproduct of lactic acid produced by exercise – and phenylalanine, one of the building blocks of proteins.

When administered to the mice for 10 days Lac-Phe reduced cumulative food intake, lowered body fat and improved glucose tolerance.

The team also found significant increases in plasma Lac-Phe levels after physical activity in racehorses – and humans.

Data from human testing showed that sprinting produced the largest increase in the molecule, followed by resistance training and then endurance training.

We may be on the verge of having a miracle pill that will turn us all into skinny legends without breaking a sweat. Of course, it’s the scientists’ prerogative to make this an option for people who can’t exercise or do it effectively – people with mobility issues, the elderly, etc.

Many people would choose this solution if they had the opportunity and if they didn’t regain all the weight after stopping the medication. However, the most intriguing part of this news is mice running in small treadmills.

What do you think about it? would you take the pill Would you adopt an athletic mouse?

Mónica Freitas, hmm, well I don’t think it’s the end of training as we know it, but I think a lot of people will. This could be perceived as one of those magic pills that get you in shape. It will still bring benefits to people’s health, but it won’t do all the work on its own.

Mónica Freitas, now the important questions:

  • I could try but I would use it as a solution. We can’t forget the benefits of actual training.
  • I would definitely adopt an athletic mouse and build a whole gym for it.

Sara Pinto, I think the main difference between this solution and all other weight loss pills that we know of is that it mimics a natural process that we go through while exercising. I see it as an additional tool that people can use to control their weight (if they want to). Sort of like protein shakes to build muscle.

Sara Pinto, in response to your thoughts:

  • I would give it a try if it doesn’t have any side effects (big ones?)
  • We could build an entire Olympics for mice.

Without doubt! If I had a pill to stop working out I would take it.

Jack Boreham, join the lazy party.

Mónica Freitas, I agree. I just hope people don’t see it as an escape from an actual workout. Regarding your other answers, I hope it doesn’t have major side effects either, and I think we’d spend hours watching these cute little mice do their fitness stuff.

Sara Pinto, realistically, many people will choose the easy way. How many weight loss pills don’t we see on the market already? This is just a different one, one that might be less harmful (I hope) and more in line with what’s happening in our bodies.

Sara Pinto, this is just the premise for a new cartoon 😂 Running Mice.

Mónica Freitas, do you have any idea if this will be commercialized?

Sara Pinto, I understand it is still in the experimental/research phase. So there is still a long way to go before approval for consumption and trade. But if their marketing doesn’t have an ad with a running mouse, I don’t want them 😂

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