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Cold virus leads to development of obesity?

Children who are exposed to a cold-like virus when young are more likely to develop obesity, scientists have claimed.

The virus, which causes coughs and colds and is spread by dirty hands, could also attack fat cells causing them to multiply.

This increase can trigger a significant gain in weight, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

Researchers at the University of California in San Diego examined 124 children aged eight to 18 for antibodies created when their immune systems were exposed to adenovirus 36.


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