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Obesity is Contagious :O ?

Discussion in 'General' started by webbyman, 11 Mar 2006.

  1. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    According to researchers in the U.S., a virus may be why some people are obese.

    A study by scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has found that the human adenovirus Ad-37 causes obesity in chickens.

    The finding supports evidence from other studies that two related viruses, Ad-36 and Ad-5, also cause obesity in animals.

    According to Leah D. Whigham, the lead researcher in the new study, human adenoviruses may cause human obesity, but more research is needed before a screening test and vaccine become reality.

    She says there is mounting evidence that certain viruses may cause obesity, in essence making obesity contagious, but the viruses that cause human obesity need to be identified before a screening test and vaccine can be developed.



    lol take a look for yourselves :worried:

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  2. Xenred

    Xenred What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, there possibly will be a virus causing obesity, but the general amount of people in America are not going to be obese from that. They are obese due to eating McDonalds for breakfast. :hehe:
     
  3. Strategy

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    WhatevAr! Take the C of chips, what have ya got?
     
  4. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Blaming obesity on a viral infection is just another way of having to avoid the truth and a way of passing the buck...
     
  5. woof82

    woof82 What's a Dremel?

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    I caught obesity off my mate :worried:
     
  6. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    :hehe: so many people have said the Americans are just ingorant to the fat that they eat wayyyy too much mcsh*t, kfc e.c.t

    in my veiw this is more than true, they are looking to pass the blame on.
    lets blame the chicken wing they ate gave them a disease which made them fat, or the disease runs in my family e.c.t

    they maybe something that contributes to it as we all know, but alot of people in the US are fat simple because they eat too much sh*t and can't walk 100meters without needing a break or breaking a sweat.
     
  7. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Old, old, old, old news. And poorly substantiated by evidence.
     
  8. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    /me sneezes on Nexxo.

    j/k, I'm not actually "obese."
    Kind of interesting. Though I truly beleive that the MAJOR cause for obesity is not eating right. Like say, as mentioned above McDonalds for breakfast. That is disgusting!
    I am enjoying some oatmeal with an apple, a banana and a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice (that came from the store.)

    I wonder if people will die from becoming too thin for taking the "drug" that may come out of this.
     
  9. Skylined

    Skylined Minimodder

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    Causes of obesity.

    Wake up in the morning.
    Have a big greasy breakfast.
    Go to the garage.
    Get into the car (auto of course).
    Drive to your job.
    Have a quick lunch, junk food is better.
    Get out of your job.
    Get into the car.
    Drive home.
    Park into the garage.
    Get into the house.
    Lay on the sofa and watch TV.
    Pick up the phone and order some pizzas.
    Repeat this x5.

    Even my mom is thin compared to the fatties in USA, when we went there, she thought she was going to find a lot of clothes, but she was wrong, it was for people thinner or fatter than her.
    I'm a big fan of coke, and even having the opportunity to refill (we don't have that over here), I always tried to avoid coke, it's waaaaaay too sweet over there.

    A virus, cmon!
    Obesity is as simple as a bad diet plus sedentarism.
    I know that some people have real problems that cause obesity.
     
  10. Strategy

    Strategy Banned

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    Bring back the amphetamine diet pills of the 70's!
     
  11. speedfreek

    speedfreek What's a Dremel?

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    Hmmm, I could blame laziness on a virus. Anything to make a problem someone or somthing else's fault.
     
  12. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    These days, everybody seems to want to blame their problems on other people. I wish people would just put their hands up and say "ok, I f***ed up, I ate too many donuts. And pies. And pizza....
     
  13. JCG

    JCG What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah nowadays amphetamine 'diet' powders don't smell so good ;)
     
  14. CaseyBlackburn

    CaseyBlackburn Network Techie

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    It is only the people's fault, sciencetists just stop now, its their fault not a virus's.
     

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