You’ve tried to lose weight by trying everything you could – diet food, exercise and more. But you still find it difficult to do so.
Fear not, a diet pill aimed at curbing fat people’s appetites could soon be a reality, Daily Mail reported. The pill would not only shrink waist lines but also the 4.2 billion pounds National Health Service bill for treating obesity related illness such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Scientists in the US believe the hypothalmus area of the brain – a receptor controlling body temperature, hunger, thirst and fatigue – is particularly sensitive to drugs which could hold the key to fighting flab, according to the Mail Saturday. Professor Domenico Accili, from Columbia University Medical Center, said: “We’ve identified a receptor that is immediately involved in regulating food intake.”
Obesity is fast becoming a global pandemic. Worldwide obesity has doubled since 1980 and in 2008 over 1.4 billion adults were overweight (BMI 25 -30) and out of these 500 million people were obese (above 30). Add to that the fact that over 40 million kids were overweight in 2010.