Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I Wish I'd Known


Contagious Obesity?

According to Reader's Digest, "it seems you can catch obesity that way you do a cold." I never knew that. Scientific facts show that exposure to the adenovirus-36, the same germ that causes pinkeye, diarrhea or a stuffy nose, can actually cause you to gain weight even if you don't overeat. I always knew there was a reason behind this fat. If only I'd known I would have worn a mask to prevent carrying these hips around. Ha, and everyone tried to say it had something to do with Big Macs and Fries. I've had pinkeye, diarrhea and a stuffy nose, that proves it. I'm fat because I have a virus.

Luckily, Dr. Richard Atkinson, Director of the Obertech Obesity Research Center is working to find something to combat the virus.

4 comments:

Si's blog said...

Not only that, you can blame your genes (jeans) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=having-trouble-squeezing-into-jeans-blame-genes

Carol said...

Hmmmm, I've had this obesity cold for a lot of years now. I'll be glad when there's a cure.

Estella said...

I think I have the virus, too!

Molly Daniels said...

There was also a news blip a couple months ago that claimed obesity was caused by the people you have around you. Huh??? Cause if that was true, I'd have been horribly overweight as a kid!

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