Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Is Child Obesity an Infectious Disease?

In USNWR, an article discusses the possibility of childhood obesity being linked to a cold virus. The new report in Pediatrics that focused on the possibility, found that children exposed to the adenovirus 36 were more likely to be obese than those who were never infected. About 22 percent of the children with the antibodies were obese compared to 7 percent of normal-weight children.

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