18 October 2005

Viruses Linked to Obesity and Depression.

A significant share (perhaps 20% or more) of obesity cases are caused, at least in part, by a viral infection. Some cases of depression are also linked to viral infections.

The bad news: Viruses are hard to treat once you have them.
The good news: A vaccine could one day reduce the incidence of obesity.

1 comment:

Andrew Oh-Willeke said...

Obesity surgery, however, is higher risk than expected.