A rare desert cactus, the Hoodia, contains a never before discovered molecule

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The Anti-Fat Pill and the Bushmen was broadcast on BBC Two
on Sunday, June 1, 2003 at 1915 BST.

A rare desert cactus, the Hoodia, contains a never before discovered molecule that may hold the answer to one of the world’s greatest health problems, obesity and over-eating.

Scientists have isolated an appetite suppressant in the flesh of the plant that is powerful enough to stop people eating all day.

But who holds the rights to this information? …

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