If you want to burn body fat and keep diabetes at bay, weight training down at the gym could be as effective as endurance exercises such as long-distance running and jogging.
But before you renew your membership to the local gym, we have to stress that this is certainly true - for mice.
Researchers decided to test the theory on genetically-modified mice. They discovered that muscle groups that are designed for heavy lifting also help control whole-body metabolism.
It's not clear why they didn't test human subjects. Perhaps they had just received a large consignment of cheese.
(Source: Cell Metabolism, 2008; 7: 159-72).