British women spend up to 31 years of their adult lives, or six months of each year, on a diet - more time than they spend sleeping or raising children. Nearly two-thirds are unhappy with their bodies and think being thinner would make them happier.
Now, I'm all for science, but this causes me a little trouble.
a) Messing with hormones without really knowing what function they serve always makes me nervous. Look at HRT.
b) What are the consequences of this for young women, teenagers, who already have the thin-is-beautiful-fat-is-ugly mentality? Are they going to start popping pills to make themselves skinny, that also make them want to shag anything in trousers? Eek. I mean I appreciate a lack of libido can have an adverse effect on relationships, but sometimes the underlying cause for a drop in libido is unhappiness or depression or some other problem that needs to be addressed. I'm not sure a pill that makes you want to have sex is the answer (although I can see it making the male gender very happy :)