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Virus Could Help Drive Obesity
Date:8/21/2007

ine on the viral thing is it's very intriguing, (and) it definitely deserves more investigation, but while it may be a contributing factor, it's certainly not going to explain the majority of obesity in our society," said Kahn, who is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

"In general, to become obese there has to be some sort of mismatch between energy intake and energy expenditure," she noted. Again, that gets back to the same old advice: Eat healthfully and exercise regularly to keep weight under control.

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There's more on the causes of obesity at ObesityinAmerica.



SOURCES: Magdalena Pasarica, M.D., Ph.D., obesity researcher, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; Barbara B. Kahn, M.D., chief, division of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and professor, medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston; presentation, national meeting, American Chemical Society, Aug. 19-23, 2007, Boston


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