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Friday, October 1, 2010

Obesity in Children Linked to Cold Virus

Obesity in Children Linked to Cold Virus   This finding of the antibodies to the virus in mostly obese children could possibly have another explanation.  Is it possible that obese children usually eat more sugary, starchy foods than normal-weight children?  And is it possible that the immune system in the obese children will thus be compromised for hours, so that they are more susceptible to cold viruses in the first place?  In any case, how do they account for the skinny kids who also have the antibodies to the cold virus?  Hmmm, I don't know about this study!
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