Scientists are working on a pill that could help people who do no . It could also increase the performance of who do work out and exercise. The scientists are from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California. They are developing a pill that could produce the same to the body that it gets from running. Scientists are testing the pill on . It could one day make people healthier. It could give them better , fat loss, a better mood, a healthier heart and a longer – all without doing any exercise. The scientists found that the pill also helped to increase performance in mice by 70 per cent. This could be good for people who want to run faster and .
The scientists looked at what changes in the when people exercise harder and train or work out longer. Researcher Dr Ronald Evans said: "It's well known that people can improve their endurance through training. The for us was: How does endurance work? And…can we replace training with a ?" The researchers found a that could copy the effects of exercise without the for exercising. The chemical made the body burn fat of sugar. Another researcher, Weiwei Fan, said burning fat instead of sugar means: "You can improve endurance to the [same] level as in training, without all of the effort."