According to the BBC Italian scientists have developed a pill that inflates in the taker’s stomach to make them feel full. The tiny pill is made of cellulose so it can be digested, and the feeling is likened to eating a bowl of spaghetti – cutting out the room in your stomach left for real food. Simple.
Of course this could be argued to be the same effect as drinking a glass of water shortly before you eat, or eating psyllium husks – a form of fiber that expands in water. Most worringly, what if the pill sticks in your throat when you take it? Scary. Although it could make for a great horror movie effect..