The following piece of horror is taken from today's Sun.
"Fatties could be helped to lose weight — with a new hunger-bashing CHEWING GUM.
The gum makes people feel full-up.
And healthy volunteers given its active ingredient ate up to a fifth less.
The gum contains pancreatic polypeptide (PP) — a hormone released after eating which tells the brain it’s time to stop.
It is released naturally in humans — but some have more than others.
Professor Steve Bloom, at Imperial College London, made the discovery. He said: “PP can be given by injection but we are looking at other means, such as a gum or patch.
“This has the potential to be safe and effective.”
More than a third of British adults are overweight or obese — risking killers including diabetes and high blood-pressure.
The gum could be available within seven years if full trials are successful."