Hot sauce ingredient reduces 'beer belly' fat

The ingredient that gives hot sauce its heat could play a role in the future of weight loss, say scientists.
Unfortunately it's not as simple as simply eating more chillies at dinner. Instead the ingredient capsaicin - which gives peppers their burning sensation - has been used to improve a slimming surgery technique.
Scientists at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston were studying whether they could find an alternative to vagatomy - where the vagus nerve that connects the gut and the brain is cut.
The surgery, which is used to treat ulcers, has the added benefit of reducing the risk of obesity-related diseases. However, it has never been used specifically for weight-loss due to the number of possible side-effects such as delayed gastric emptying.

Source  - Daily Mail