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The Get-Fit Hormone

A newly discovered hormone could have the power to make you fit without exercise.

We’re all about getting in daily workouts, but what if you could have that ‘just stepped out of the gym’ body from eating a double-cheese burger on the couch?

According to scientists at USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology a recently discovered hormone may have the power to do just that.

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The hormone, called “MOTS-c” targets muscle tissue and works to restore insulin sensitivity. This counteracts diet-induced and age-dependent insulin resistance. According to the study, this can normalize the metabolism.

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We're not going to drop our dumbbells just yet since the hormone has only been studied in mice thus far. But, it’s safe to say it has potential for health benefits way beyond allowing us to skip leg day. According to a release, human studies could begin in the next three years. 

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