This is the 4th thread in 3 years to describe the tendency of the AD-36 virus to cause obesity. Click on the keyword, ad36, and find Coleus' thread.
Earlier this year, researchers in Dhurandhar's lab found that exposure to the virus actually caused adult human stem cells to turn into fat-storing cells.
I was quite impressed by your recent post of the “Atkins” diet and Type II diabetes. It seems that they have truly found a “cure”.
Along these lines, I read with great interest “Good Calories, Bad Calories” by Gary Taube. The inescapable truth is that carbs, plain and simple, are the source of our problem, though HFCS is certainly a terrible food, as carbs go.
Looking for a magic bullet like the cold virus takes away the blame that we owe ourselves for the totally bankrupt nutritional advice that the government has served us for the past 50 years. Anybody who is interested in the history of suecessful weight loss should read the portions of the Taube book about “reducing diets.” These have been around for years, have always been successful, but fly in the face of conventional nutritional thinking.
I’ll take a pass on the adeno virus “cure”.
If obesity (at least in some cases) has a viral cause, would anti-viral strategies help? Or is it one of those things where it’s a viral hit-and-run, where the virus causes an effect that continues regardless of the continued presence/activation of the virus?