Obesity in the last decade become a global problem, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) back in 2005 approximately 1.6 billion adults over the of age 15+ were overweight, at least 400 million adults were obese and at least 20 million children under the age of 5 years were overweight.
Experts believe if the current trends continue by 2015 approximately 2.3 billion adults will be overweight and more than 700 million will be obese. The scale of the obesity problem has a number of serious consequences for individuals and government health systems.
While people try to find ways to lose weight, now scientists from Australia are claiming that they are close to creating a medicine which can cure obesity. It will allow people to each as much as they want without gaining an extra weight.
According to the report published in the DC, scientists have found that the lack of a gene called RCAN1 can prevent people from gaining weight and fat mass. The new pill will target this gene and hence help people control their weight.