London: A diet pill aimed at curbing fat people’s appetites could soon be a reality, Daily Mail reported.
The pill will help curb appetites: PTI
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 in the United Kingdom.
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.”
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