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can be “caught” as easily as a common cold from other people’s coughs, sneezes and dirty hands.... As many as one in three obese people may have become overweight after falling victim to the highly infectious cold-like virus, known as AD-36.
on Jan 26, 2009 -
Obesity has been called an epidemic in the United States.
Looking at an
interactive statistic [CNN, flash]
of the state-by-state numbers is sobering
64% of adults are overweight and approx 25% are obese
The usual suspects have so far been a culture of low-exercise
high-consumption (due to
urban sprawl, driving
, TV, ... ),
and bad diet
(the ubiquity of
with its high levels of fat, sugar and salt.
Recently the high fructose levels in the common American diet has also been noted.
Fructose comprises 50% of table sugar and up to 90% of high-fructose corn
syrup (HFCS), both ingredients found in copious
amounts in most American 'convenience' foods.
[ Wikipedia: Fructose#References, Wikipedia:HFCS]).
Now it seems that a
is a common virus, the
, which may really make obesity
an actual epidemic. [
Int. Journal of Obesity
on Aug 21, 2007 -