Fat people water fountains, skinny people water fountains. It's to the back of the bus for fat people. No longer a smoking and non-smoking section, now it is the fat and skinny section- no need to ask for a seating preference. That is what new research could lead to as it proclaims that a cold virus could be responsible for some people's obesity. The adenovirus-36 (Ad 36) has been implicated in causing obesity; this has already been shown in animals. What is more is that it is contagious and spread like any other cold virus.
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-If Ad 36 is shown to be a big contributor to obesity, how long do you think it will be before drug companies start marketing weight loss drugs based on fighting the effects of Ad 36?
-Do you think that something like this could bring about new work-related policies concerning coming in while you are sick?
-Will you be more apt to avoid those with colds?