Diet Pill Could Help Beat Obesity

 , London  |  Updated: February 02, 2015 13:05 IST

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Diet Pill Could Help Beat Obesity

A diet pill aimed at curbing fat people's appetites could soon be a reality, Daily Mail reported.

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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.
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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.

Comments 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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