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Exercise in a Bottle Is Next Food Frontier for Nestle

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Tucked away near Lake Geneva, a handful of Nestle SA scientists are quietly working on realizing every couch potato’s dream: exercise that comes in a bottle.

The world’s biggest food company, known for KitKat candy bars and Nespresso capsules, says it has identified how an enzyme in charge of regulating metabolism can be stimulated by a compound called C13, a potential first step in developing a way to mimic the fat-burning effect of exercise. The findings were published in the science journal Chemistry & Biology in July.