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“Incredible Hulk” Drug Uses Genetic Research to Increase Muscle Growth

15 May

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Bodybuilding Gene Leads to Drug That Inhibits Myostatin

 

In a previous article about genetic bodybuilding I mentioned the research behind the potential muscle building properties of the myostatin gene.

The Myostatin Gene Controversy

Myostatin is a protein that prevents your muscles from growing too large.

For most animals, if your muscles grow too large your body burns too many calories, and you could die if you don’t have enough food to eat.

Fortunately humans have solved this caloric dilemma with calorically concentrated creations like Twinkies and Man Vs. Food.

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