Wow, talk about left-field -- the obsetity virus?

Obesity may be caused by a virus in some cases -- "And an earlier study by Dhurandhar showed that of 52 obese humans, 10 were infected with a chicken adenovirus -- known as SMAM-1. SMAM-1 is known to cause obesity in chickens. Those 10 people in Dhurandhar's study who carried the virus were the most obese of the entire group. "

Written on July 28, 2000