Cake Eater's Dream?

Not quite. But a new diet drug does seem to cut the fat.

Of all the bizarre stratagems men and women have cooked up to reduce weight without cutting back on food, this latest one takes the cake. It's a pill that makes you thinner not by suppressing appetite or speeding up metabolism but by preventing fat from entering the bloodstream (and the hips, the belly and the buttocks), one greasy molecule at a time. Liz Smith, the syndicated gossip columnist, calls it the new "dream drug." The Times of London, which should know better, pronounced it a "pain-free pill that allows us to stay slim for life while eating what we like."

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