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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Really are they serious?

Obesity ‘Virus’ Spreads Like Common Cold, Scientists Say

"Obesity can be “caught” as easily as a common cold from other people’s coughs, sneezes and dirty hands, scientists said Monday.

The condition has been linked to a highly-infectious virus which causes sniffles and sore throats.

Nikhil Dhurandhar, an associate professor at The Pennington Biomedical Research Center, in Baton Rouge, La., said the virus, known as AD-36, infects the lungs then whisks around the body, forcing fat cells to multiply and also causing sore throats.

“When this virus goes to fat tissue it replicates, making more copies of itself and in the process increases the number of new fat cells, which may explain why the fat tissue expands and why people get fat when they are infected with this virus,” Dhurandhar said."


Here is my two cents you can take it or leave it!!
Ok so many different things entered my brain when I read this article that I cannot even begin to list them all. So let's just start with a few. I cannot see how Obesity can be a virus maybe it is socially contagious, but NOT a virus!! Seriously if it is than why isn't every person in the world HUGE!! I also feel that this is yet another way to give people "an out" or an excuse so that they do not have to take responsibility for their own actions or god forbid have self control. They can just blame it on the Obesity virus!