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Researchers also do not know how long the virus remains in the body of obese individuals nor how long its fat-enhancing effect lasts once the virus is gone. However, Pasarica notes a recent study demonstrated that animals that developed the virus remained obese up to six months after their infection was gone. More studies are needed, especially in humans, she adds.
97 million Americans are overweight or obese. Obesity is considered an epidemic these days. Could a virus be behind it? Scientists have presented a new study showing infection with the adenovirus-36 (Ad-36) virus, long recognized as a cause of respiratory and eye infections in humans, may be a contributing factor. Their laboratory experiments they showed that infection with Ad-36 transforms adult stem cells obtained from fat tissue into fat cells. Stem cells not exposed to the virus, in contrast, were unchanged. They obtained adult stem cells from fatty tissue from a broad cross-section of patients who had undergone liposuction. Half of the stem cells were exposed to Ad-36 and the other half were not exposed to the virus.
Originally posted by PPLwakeUP
1.They will need more money to study cause it´s important 90Million people in the USA are obese.
Originally posted by D.E.M.
This is the same deal as blaming Satan for the worlds evils or Cursing God for the worlds failings. Humans have an innate need to blame everything except themselves, for the things they do to themselves.