So obesity, right? I mean, what's up with that? Let me tell you, I once knew a lady who was so fat, she was bigger than my great grandmother. Some world we're living in. But I digress... Source: Technology Review The article goes on to mention that there may be some obstacles to getting this out there for human use, but the potential is certainly there. Those suffering from one of the listed ailments could definitely benefit from the effects of the hormone, but it could easily be useful for everyone else, too. After all, many people find it difficult to get enough physical activity on top of a heavy work load; with a pill like this, the body could (at the very least) somewhat compensate for that. We might have a path to a fitter, more physically capable population, and to find it, one would only have to take a trip to the pharmacy. ...Or maybe people will use this hormone for a quick and easy way to resemble Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime. Warning: Spoilers inside! Pictured: The New Obesity You might want to hold off on getting your hopes up for a world inhabited by herculean supermen, though. It's going to be a long, long time before it reaches the market (if it even passes human testing), so you shouldn't cut out all physical activity just yet. Wait, we're on the internet. I guess that warning came too little, too late, huh? No, no, I kid, I kid. Wow, what a terrific audience.