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Obesity Virus Treatment

Submitted by Serena Mason on July 20, 2010

The concept of an obesity virus, known as infectobesity, was put forward by a university professor and scientist. This concept suggests that obesity may be caused by a chronic viral infection. The scientist proposed that many people suffer from obesity due to their poor dietary choices, while many also fall prey due to their lack of regular exercise. He further says that the obesity of some people is virus related.  Obesity has also been referred to as an epidemic, which is a term that is used to denote infections.

Obesity Virus Symptoms: The research claims that there are seven pathogens which contribute to obesity in animals namely, canine distemper virus, rous-associated virus 7, borna disease virus and scrapie agents.

The remaining three viruses are associated with respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, pneumonia, the common cold, gastroenteritis, conjunctivitis, rash illness and cystitis. These viruses may be acquired during the early childhood years and can be chronic. The research has denoted the adenoviruses SMAM-1 and Ad-36 as being linked to obesity in humans.

The researchers say that most infections are mild and hence do not require therapy. In some cases, symptomatic treatment may be done. As there is no therapy that is specific for viruses, severe cases of adenovirus illness may only be managed through treatment of the symptoms.

Obesity Virus Treatment: Treatment may also be aimed at treating the complications arising out of the infection. Infection from the virus can be prevented by avoiding contact with it, getting vaccinated and maintaining good health of the immune system.

Although the idea of virus-related obesity is fairly new and not accepted by all, obesity has been a long standing problem of today’s society.

In most cases, adopting a healthy lifestyle goes a long way in reducing the risk of obesity. Incorporate high protein foods such as chicken, lamb and lean beef into the diet. These do not contain lots of fat. Foods containing vegetable protein such as tofu, lentils, beans and pea may also be consumed instead of animal protein foods. Protein rich foods must be present in every meal as they help to stimulate those areas of the brain that signal us when we are full. Milk sources of protein include skim milk, low fat or no fat cottage cheese and no fat yogurt. The best way to prevent obesity is to have an active lifestyle. Taking daily walks or climbing the stairs instead of using the elevator are simple activities which contribute a great deal in maintaining proper health.

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