Dieter's dream may soon come true

Respite from the diet roller coaster may come in the form of an experimental pill.

And because the pill also targets the brain's pleasure center - the first &to= 19/94/379/11479_cholesterol.html' target=_blank>diet pill to do so - it's showing some promise in helping smokers kick cigarettes.

The biggest test yet of the drug Acomplia found that it helped people lose pounds and keep them off for two years -- longer than any other diet drug has been able to achieve. &to=' target=_blank>Cholesterol and other health measures improved, too. Acomplia is the brand name for the drug rimonabant, informs Detroit Free Press.

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