Italian researchers are perfecting a diet pill that, in your stomach, swells up and “turns into a clear, gelatinous blob the size of a tennis ball.”

Wired is reporting that the pill is made from a cellulose compound of hydrogel that can soak up 1,000 times its weight.

That sounds suspiciously like another kind of gel that already is in use.

The jokes write themselves here, people.

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