Lead author on the new paper, Manolis Kellis, said [via The Sun]: "It is extremely important to understand the molecular mechanisms that are drivers of the beneficial effects of exercise and the detrimental effects of a high-fat diet."
However, it’s not going to provide us all with easy weight-loss pills anytime soon. Kellis was also at pains to point out we should all be eating healthily and exercising regularly in the meantime.
While it’s an encouraging development, we shouldn’t be cancelling our gym membership just yet.
A 2020 YouGov survey found that on average, a quarter of Britons (27 per cent) aren’t managing a single 30-minute exercise session a week. The Health Survey for England 2019 also estimated that 28.0 per cent of adults in England are obese and a further 36.2 per cent are overweight.
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