關于減肥藥 Fitness Pills
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These days there are pills for just about everything. If you can't sleep, take a pill. If you're sad, take a pill. If you're in pain, take a pill. But what about people who are overweight or lack fitness1? The best solution for these people is to exercise, but many people don't want to exercise or are unable to exercise. Drug companies are always looking for new pills to sell, and many have spent lots of money on developing a pill for these people too. In the 1990s, scientists working for one of these companies found a new drug that gave mice some of the same benefits as exercise. Newspapers began reporting on this new drug, calling it the "fitness pill" or "exercise pill". They said it could "build muscle, increase stamina2, and even burn fat."
The reports said that mice with no previous fitness training could run much longer distances after being given the drug. They said there was evidence that the drug could also help humans by improving fitness and building up muscles. Many people who read these articles wanted to try the pills, but reports about problems with the drug soon began appearing. Researchers found that mice had an increased chance of developing cancer after taking it. This meant the drug would never be approved for human use and the drug company stopped developing it.
Medical researchers are still looking for a drug similar to the one found in the 90s. They're trying to find a new drug with the same benefits that doesn't also cause cancer. They believe such a drug would have many uses, including important medical uses. It could benefit people who can't get out of bed due to ill health. It could also benefit people with diabetes3 and those with diseases4 that cause muscle-wasting. Medical researchers also believe such a drug could benefit the average adult as well. Most adults say they don't have enough spare time to do the 40 minutes of daily exercise that doctors recommend. For these people, a so-called5 fitness pill or exercise pill could be the best solution. But others might say they're cheating by taking a pill instead of exercising. Would you take such a pill if it meant you no longer had to jog, swim or use a treadmill6 to stay fit?
Many people in the world of sports are concerned about a pill like this. They fear that some athletes might use it as a performance-enhancing drug. Even though the drug discovered in the 90s was never approved for human use, some athletes may have used it to cheat. Top athletes already go through extensive7 drug testing before national and international events, but until sports authorities8 know about a new drug, it won't be tested for. Some people think top athletes who pass drug tests might still be cheating, and in some cases this has been shown to be true. The world-famous swimmer and Olympic gold-medalist Michael Phelps knew this, so he offered to go through extra drug testing before the 2008 Olympics. He knew that many people would suspect his amazing strength and stamina came from using performance-enhancing drugs, so he felt he had to prove that it came from hard work and training alone.


1 fitness Xjpxr     
  • They're doing exercises to improve their fitness.他們為增強體質而做體操。
  • No one questions her fitness for the job.沒人懷疑她能勝任這項工作。
2 stamina br8yJ     
  • I lacked the stamina to run the whole length of the race.我沒有跑完全程的耐力。
  • Giving up smoking had a magical effect on his stamina.戒煙神奇地增強了他的體力。
3 diabetes uPnzu     
  • In case of diabetes, physicians advise against the use of sugar.對于糖尿病患者,醫生告誡他們不要吃糖。
  • Diabetes is caused by a fault in the insulin production of the body.糖尿病是由體內胰島素分泌失調引起的。
4 diseases 5c749da591474dd5c2c7f1d77b874f5d     
n.疾病( disease的名詞復數 );弊端;惡疾;痼疾
  • Smoking is a causative factor in several major diseases. 抽煙是引起幾種嚴重疾病的病因。
  • The illness frequently coexists with other chronic diseases. 這種病往往與其他慢性病同時存在。
5 so-called jwvwy     
  • These were the so-called mainframe machines.它們被稱為主機。
  • Let's see what this so-called button does.讓我們來看看為什么這個按鈕叫這個名字。
6 treadmill 1pOyz     
  • The treadmill has a heart rate monitor.跑步機上有個脈搏監視器。
  • Drugs remove man from the treadmill of routine.藥物可以使人擺脫日常單調的工作帶來的疲勞。
7 extensive CmMxS     
  • The story had an extensive popularity among American readers.這本小說在美國讀者中贏得廣泛的聲望。
  • The museum offers extensive facilities for study.這個博物館提供了許多供研究的設備。
8 authorities kyqzgw     
n.當局,權力,權威;權威( authority的名詞復數 );權力;學術權威;[復數]當權者
  • They interceded with the authorities on behalf of the detainees. 他們為被拘留者向當局求情。
  • At his instigation we conceal the fact from the authorities. 我們受他的慫恿向當局隱瞞了事實。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
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