Where to start? Researching how to take the pleasure out of food? That's just wrong. Food is fun. In my experience the people who think food isn't fun tend to be the overweight ones. There's no joy for them in cooking or eating but they continue to do it because they think they're hungry. Reducing eating to a chore that has to be endured is unlikely to help them or change their attitudes to food.
Chemically controlling if someone is hungry or not. I might have to reach for the tinfoil headwear but I can see many ways that could be misused. I don't understand what's wrong with good old fashioned self-control. Surely a better solution?
There was some research published a couple of months ago that suggested that thin parents had thin kids because they passed that trait on GENETICALLY. If it transpires that body mass is affected by your genetic inheritance then it won't make a difference what chemicals you ingest.
Finally, I had to snigger at this line
Tam Fry, from the National Obesity Forum, said she thinks the new pill "offers a breakthrough"SHE? *childish giggles* Maybe that's why it's not on The Mirror's website?