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7 virus have been linked to obesity
Thursday, August 30, 2007 6:17 am Email this article
"Seven viruses and a scrapie agent have been implicated in obesity," notes to a new paper. A scrapie agent is a "fatal, degenerative disease that affects the nervous systems of sheep and goats" according to Wikipedia. REFERENCE
Vasilakopoulou A, Le Roux CW. Could a virus contribute to weight gain? Int J Obes (Lond). 2007 Sep, 31(9):1350-56.
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