Obesity caused by viral infection

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  1. Jeremy.B

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    "Don't sneeze on me! I might get the fat!":banghead: 
    I feel sorry for the chair in that picture that's for sure.
     
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    This isn't the first time I've read online news pertaining to this "fat" virus. I don't know if it's just a bunch of unproven hocum or not, at this moment, but considering all of the diseases we do have in abundance...a fat virus doesn't seem that far out of the realm of the plausible.

    I don't know what the real answer is, but I'm willing to keep an open mind about it.

    EDIT: Here are some links...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_virus
    http://www.wesh.com/news/3930625/detail.html?subid=10100244
    http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSN2030232620070820
    http://articles.latimes.com/2007/aug/25/science/sci-obesity25

    Notice the dates, 2004 and 2007. So apparently they've been working on this for a while now.
     
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    And not saying 'no' to that 17th slice of cheesecake.

    I'm not exactly thin, but there is no set of people that annoy me like fatties. They seem to have an excuse for everything, and it's never their fault. I smoke, and when I get cancer, I'll hold my hands up, it'll be my own fault.

    With fatties, it's either they've had a bad childhood, or they were bullied at school, or whatever.

    If you don't want to be fat, do something about it. But don't sit there and whine about how it's no your fault, because it is.
     
  5. Jeremy.B

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    Well, regardless if this is real or not, the article states it would last only about 3 months until resistance is built up. IF this whole virus thing were true, a little diet and exercise would go a long way in curing people of the "disease"
     
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    oh great, the fat acceptance whales are gonna go nuts with this...
     
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    They'd probably eat the nuts.
     
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    I imagine next we'll be told the fat virus is very large, roughly 4 inches in diameter, and is cheeseburger shaped.
     
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    Oh, come on.

    Heads up, biggins--unless said virus actually weighs 200 pounds, the law of mass conservation states that it still requires excessive intake in order for you to get fat.

    Gambling, alcoholism, and now obesity. I love how rapidly medicine is being co-opted by our "it's not my fault" society.
     
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    Next they're gonna say heart disease is also caused by a virus.
     
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    I was a bad student in high school because of the "school sucks" virus.
     
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    Even me, an obviously fat person, knows that this whole "obesity is caused by a virus" thing is a load of complete and udder BS. Also, :puke: , in reaction to that picture.
     
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    The 200lb 10 year old in a tight-fitting XL New England Patriots jersey, eating a giant bowl of ice cream at the OCB I was at yesterday believes this to be true.
     
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    I'm overweight, yet I know it is because I'm lazy. So you know what. I'm starting to change my diet more. I don't work out, but I a change in my diet will help me drop a good bit of weight. I walk to classes and on toy hunts. Not much, but it is something.

    It is sad people need a pathetic excuse like this to delude themselves for their behavior. Me? I just didn't care much and I was happy the way I was. No outside excuses.
     
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    Don't make me sit on you...
     
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