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*(Via MSN News) – Nestle is concocting a drink that could burn calories similarly to exercise.

The food company has employed a team of eight scientists to develop the beverage that, if successful, would stimulate the metabolism in the same way that moderate exercise would, Bloomberg reports.

“Instead of 20 minutes of jogging or 40 minutes of cycling, it may help boost metabolism with moderate exercise like brisk walking,” Kei Sakamoto, a Nestle scientist, told Bloomberg’s Corinne Gretler. “They’d get similar effects with less strain.”

The company has already made a significant breakthrough in its research. It has identified how an enzyme called AMPK, which regulates metabolism, can be stimulated by a compound called C13, Gretler writes.

This story continues at MSN News.