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Posted: 1/26/2009 1:40:40 AM EST
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FOXNEWS.COM HOME > HEALTH

Obesity 'Virus' Spread Like Common Cold, Scientists Say

Monday, January 26, 2009

Obesity can be "caught" as easily as a common cold from other people's coughs, sneezes and dirty hands, scientists are set to declare today.

The condition has been linked to a highly-infectious virus which causes sniffles and sore throats.

Professor Nikhil Dhurandhar said the virus, known as AD-36, infects the lungs then whisks around the body, forcing fat cells to multiply and also causing sore throats.

"When this virus goes to fat tissue it replicates, making more copies of itself and in the process increases the number of new fat cells, which may explain why the fat tissue expands and why people get fat when they are infected with this virus," Dhurandhar said.

In one test, a third of obese people had the rare and highly contagious virus compared to just 11 percent of thinner people. Weight gain can last three months until the body has built up resistance to the bug.

New research supports earlier theories from studies on weight gain; evidence in tests on mice and chickens shows the bug could cause overweight people to gain weight.

"People could be fat for reasons other than viral infections, so it’s pointless for fat people to try to avoid infection," said Dhurandhar.

The study also reveals research claiming dieters always feel hungry because humans have a "natural body weight" and they will always suffer hunger pangs.


Get ready for a new round of accommodating fat people, because it's not their fault - they're sick!
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 1:42:13 AM EST
Oh for the love of Pete......................
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 1:49:55 AM EST


LOL!

Seriously!?
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 1:51:12 AM EST
You get fat because the piehole is bigger than the asshole…





Link Posted: 1/26/2009 1:52:04 AM EST
Quoted:
You get fat because the piehole is bigger than the asshole…







Link Posted: 1/26/2009 1:52:33 AM EST
Quoted:
You get fat because the piehole is bigger than the asshole…







It is a gland thing I have been told
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 1:55:18 AM EST
You didn't post the accompaning photo.  

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=821371



Edit...yes you did.  Now it's on here twice!
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 2:13:26 AM EST
Quoted:
You get fat because the piehole is bigger than the asshole…







Link Posted: 1/26/2009 2:46:52 AM EST
Quoted:
You get fat because the piehole is bigger than the asshole…







Link Posted: 1/26/2009 2:49:37 AM EST

If you listen closely, that chair is screaming in pain.

Link Posted: 1/26/2009 2:51:27 AM EST
A really big virus, the size of a cow.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 2:54:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 2:56:30 AM EST
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A really big virus, the size of a cow.


A version of mad cow ?

Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:00:10 AM EST
Who needs personal responsability?
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:03:58 AM EST
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if by virus you mean cheezeburgers..... then yes i concur.



I'm guessing the source of this virus is double QP with cheese from McDonald's.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:15:25 AM EST
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Who needs personal responsability?




Not the woman with two butts!




Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:20:32 AM EST


must not post picture again....


Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:22:08 AM EST
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http://www.foxnews.com/images/495846/3_61_o320.jpg

must not post picture again....




QUIT REPOSING her fat ass, damn. I am trying to eat here.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:23:04 AM EST
Sorry, don't buy it.  No causation proven.  It could just as easily be true that being obese makes you more vulnerable to contracting this particular virus.  Poor science.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:23:19 AM EST
Are you sure it's a her?
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:27:20 AM EST
the union workers must have the lazy virus too
becasue they are too lazy to get up off their fat asses
great now they have some more paid sick time to negotiate for

yes lazyness is a disease that has infected our counrty.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:30:39 AM EST
Quoted:
Quoted:
You get fat because the piehole is bigger than the asshole…







It is a gland thing I have been told



Yeah, SALIVA gland!

Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:50:01 AM EST
Crap!  I am fat (I sit in ONE chair, but still fat) and the last thing I think is responsible is a 'Virus'.  Come on this is getting stupid.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:53:11 AM EST
Here's the fucking reason:

Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:54:45 AM EST
So we just quarantine overweight people so they don't spread their fat germs.

Oh wait.

How do we quarantine over 2/3 of the American population?

We'd have to start our own territory with BMI-linked residency requirements.

Somehow I don't think my proposal will go over too well.

Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:56:54 AM EST
Can you say "RATIONALIZATION" ?

What a load of crap.

Put down the Twinkies, get off the sofa, and walk around the neighborhood.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:56:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:57:05 AM EST
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Here's the fucking reason:

http://www.gsldefensetraining.com/photos/fmc2.jpg


GET THE FUCK UP AND WALK, walking up to the fast food counter and ordering a die coke does not count as a diet. They wounder why people do not feel sorry for them, " my back and knees hurt", I wounder why.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 4:10:33 AM EST
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Here's the fucking reason:

http://www.gsldefensetraining.com/photos/fmc2.jpg





Oh yes!!!!


WAL*MART here in the UK have the MART*CARTS, ('for our customers convenience'), too…

Handicapped peoples convenience? Nah, all ridden by 30+ stone lardass's.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 4:39:24 AM EST


How does that person use a standard toilet or clean them selves properly?


The Bald Monk
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 4:45:09 AM EST
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http://www.foxnews.com/images/495846/3_61_o320.jpg

How does that person use a standard toilet or clean them selves properly?


The Bald Monk




Out and about? Just let it stay dirty

At home?  THey use one of those back washers and a fore and aft action.





Link Posted: 1/26/2009 4:54:30 AM EST
All those people aren't fat.  They just have big bones!!
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 5:17:25 AM EST



Quoted:





We'd have to start our own territory with BMI-linked residency requirements.



Somehow I don't think my proposal will go over too well.







BMI:




BMI says I'm nearly obese  




I propose we counteract the fat virus by infecting victims with a flesh eating virus.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 5:32:27 AM EST
The cult of "victimology" carries on. Next thing scientists will discover is the gene that makes us spend beyond our means and quite possibly a virus that causes stupidity.

Nothing is EVER your fault!!!!
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 5:33:20 AM EST
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All those people aren't fat.  They just have big bones!!


That woman on the chair must have a huge bone in her ass.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 5:35:11 AM EST
Quoted:
Quoted:
All those people aren't fat.  They just have big bones!!


That woman on the chair must have a huge bone in her ass.


A quarter steer from the looks of it.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 5:38:01 AM EST
I'll believe it when that virus has an outbreak in Somalia, and suddenly that country develops an obesity problem.  Until then, its just people looking for excuses for a lack of self control.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 10:18:19 AM EST
Holy mother of god.....I should have you banned for posting that. You sick, sick, horrible bastard. May a diseased holy man soil your shelf paper. ~ JW777
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 10:20:34 AM EST
Run away! You'll catch the Fat!
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 10:27:44 AM EST
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Damm you

Edited out link to horrifying picture. The horror....the horror.... ~ JW777
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 10:31:17 AM EST
That settles it..I can now feel great about avoiding fat people like the plague.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 10:31:54 AM EST
Segregate the fatties. For the common good.

Link Posted: 1/26/2009 10:33:04 AM EST
Really? I thought it was caused by eating too many calories. But what do i know.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 10:33:11 AM EST
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You get fat because the piehole is bigger than the asshole…


I don't know about that. I'm a pretty big asshole and I'm still fat!
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 10:34:41 AM EST
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Quoted:
A really big virus, the size of a cow.


A version of mad cow ?



Only if the buffet is closed.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 10:35:27 AM EST
Quoted:
All those people aren't fat.  They just have big bones!!


Bullshit! Dinosaurs were big boned, those folks are just fat!

Link Posted: 1/26/2009 10:39:57 AM EST


whoever built that chair must have been one hell of a good engineer.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 10:48:18 AM EST
Unless it's a virus wrapped around a Double Quarter-Pounder with Cheese, I don't buy it.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 10:53:34 AM EST
Quoted:
http://www.foxnews.com/images/495846/3_61_o320.jpg

whoever built that chair must have been one hell of a good engineer.


Heh.

I snapped this a few months ago at a local Mexican restaurant.



Link Posted: 1/26/2009 10:56:07 AM EST
Seriously, does this virus cause you to eat 15 cheeseburgers for lunch?


Link Posted: 1/26/2009 10:59:40 AM EST
They need to synthesize this new "fat ass" virus and use it to infect the entire country of ethopia.  Its a virus to cure starving people, it makes its own fat cells for the little africans to live on, even if they only eat once a week.

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