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Virus May Cause Childhood Obesity
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Antibodies to an adenovirus could provoke obesity in children, perhaps in addition to poor diet and sedentary behavior, a Pediatrics report shows. Jeffrey Schwimmer, MD, associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of California San Diego and colleagues recruited 124 children and adolescents between age 8 and 18, seeking to include at least 50 who were obese and at least 50 who were not.