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2008-06-25 09:00:00

By CHRISTINE BARBER Game Cough. Oh, excuse me. Sneeze. I think I am still getting over my obesity virus. Sniffle. Yes, it's entirely possible I have the obesity virus. About 30 percent of obese people are infected with adenovirus 8036, according to Richard Atkinson, M.D., who has been studying the virus for years and started a company -- Obetech -- to attempt to develop both antiviral drugs and a vaccine to prevent the disease. Atkinson knows he is something of a maverick when it...

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2006-01-31 08:10:00

Infectious viruses may make fat cells fatter, researchers claim As if the close proximity of delicious, fattening foods weren't bad enough, obesity might actually be infectious. That's the incredulous finding from new research involving overweight chickens; the study suggests that a contagious virus can make fat cells fatter. "Obesity is a complex, chronic disease," noted lead researcher Leah D. Whigham, a research scientist in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of...

2006-01-30 10:20:00

NEW YORK -- Researchers have identified a new human virus that increases fat deposits and, paradoxically, reduces triglyceride levels in animals, according to a report in the American Journal of Physiology -- Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology. These findings could have important clinical implications for understanding and preventing obesity in humans, the authors suggest. In earlier studies, Dr. Richard L. Atkinson, and his colleagues from the University of Wisconsin at...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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