Weekly Prednisone in mice increased lean mass, decreased fat(!)

(In mice)

“Our study (mice) demonstrates that intermittent glucocorticoids produce healthful metabolic remodeling in …DIET-INDUCED obesity”

Everyone is getting into the pharmacological rescue of lifestyle obesity! Please big pharma, save us from ourselves.

Isn’t virtually all obesity diet-induced? To be able to eat more calories yet stay slim/healthy, with a cheap and safe generic pill taken once weekly (literally costs pennies per week), that sounds like win-win all around to me (IF it holds up). Also, if once weekly prednisone provided an anti-inflammatory benefit without appreciable side effects, we could see life/health-extension effects independent of obesity.