Slimming pill offers hope for millions in battle against obesity

Experts said the breakthrough treatment is particularly exciting because the tiny gel balls – which expand to fill around one quarter of the stomach – have no serious side-effects. A breakthrough slimming pill which expands in the stomach could double the chance of diet success for millions of overweight Britons. They said the capsules, likely to be sold over the counter, could become “the treatment of choice” for millions of people attempting to shift a few stubborn pounds, as well as those with more serious weight problems. Six in ten of those given the daily capsules in trials lost at least five per cent of their body weight, amounting to around 22lbs. The loss equates to around three and…