Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Guess this virus doesn't exist in Ethiopia

When babies receive shots against diseases like polio and measles, their vaccinations may in the future include protection against getting fat, according to researchers.
Infection by certain pathogens triggers rapid increases in fatty tissue in animals, Nikhil Dhurnadha told the annual meeting of NAASO, the Obesity Society, in this western Canadian city.

At the same time, the discovery that many more obese people than normal-weight people have been exposed to a certain virus suggests a link between obesity and viral infection.

As somebody who has traveled to other countries I can tell you that in Russia and Latin America the fat people in the tour group were stared at the entire time by people in those countries. I find it hard to believe that this virus seems to exist only in America.


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