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The Obesity Bug
There's no doubt about it, people all over the world are getting fatter. Could a virus be to blame, asks Bob Holmes
WHAT IF YOU COULD CATCH OBESITY as easily as you can catch a cold? Just one unlucky sneeze in a crowded railway carriage or lift, and that's it. Bang! Never mind that you've been a string bean all your life. Never mind that you've always taken plenty of exercise and watched what you eat. Pick up the wrong virus, and you're almost certain to get fat.
It sounds preposterous, but remember that only a few years ago the idea that a bacterium could give you ulcers or heart disease sounded crazy. Those theories are now well accepted--and the "obesity virus" could be the next one to become respectable. Traces of the virus show up in enough overweight people to suggest that the "epidemic of obesity" in today's world may be more than a mere metaphor. But don't sidle away from that extra-large person on the train just yet. Your greatest risk of catching obesity might come from someone you least expect.
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