By turning off or blocking a gene involved in the immune system, people may be able to have an Adonis-like body their entire lives.


Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have discovered that mice without the function of a gene called TLR4 have 70% less body fat and maintain the dense bones and lean bodies of young mice.



The genetically altered mice-dubbed “Adonis” after the Greek mythological figure with an ideal, youthful physique-escaped the obesity and bone-thinning associated with old age without any change in activity or diet compared to normal mice.



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