Researchers: obesity is contagious

The virus is one of the causes of obesity, scientists believe. The introduction of some viral agents may trigger the development of obesity along with poor diet and low physical activity. This tells newspaper the Daily Telegraph.

A group of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison studied the effect of adenovirus-37 on living organisms. In the experiment, it was observed that infection with this virus causes obesity in most animals, including humans. Now scientists are engaged in checking the results obtained.

While the researchers findings do not inspire confidence and are ambiguous. Scientists argue about the ability of viruses to cause obesity. While this fact cannot be ruled out, additional research and time to confirm or refute the theory.

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