Exercise pill for Alzheimer's?

A pill to simulate exercise could help treat Alzheimer's disease

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A Pill That Has The Same Effects As Exercise May Be A Thing Soon, But It's Not What You Think

If you could take a pill that does the exercising for you, would you do it? Well, that may be an option for some people in the world in the coming decades - but it's not exactly what you think. The exercise pill might be the next big health innovation for humanity, but that doesn't exactly mean it'll be available for everyone.

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'Exercise hormone' may play a role in combating Alzheimer's disease

"An 'exercise pill' mimicking the effects of a gym workout could prevent Alzheimer's disease," the Daily Mirror reports.

The "pill" is actually a reference to a protein called irisin. Irisin has been dubbed the "exercise hormone" because previous research found it's released from muscles in response to physical activity.

Researchers wanted to see if irisin, or the lack of it, had any role or impact in Alzheimer's disease.

This is because irisin has previously been found in the area of the brain called the hippocampus, which is involved with learning and memory.

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