Don’t give me the fat.

Ad-36 was first isolated in 1978 in a diabetic child in Germany. More research is needed to determine if Ad-36 has played any role in the global epidemic of obesity that has occurred over the last approximately 20 y.

Dr RL Atkinson of the Obetech Obesity Research Center and colleagues have published a paper linking human adenovirus 36 (Ad-36) with obesity. Is it possible that obesity is a disease, we’re in the middle of an epidemic, and we should avoid being sneezed on by the more husky people around us?


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