According to a news titled Obesity Bug You Can Catch and published today by the Daily Express, researchers believe that obesity could be caused by an airborne adenovirus and could be caught as easily as a common cold from other people’s coughs, sneezes and dirty hands.
"As many as one in three obese people may have become overweight after falling victim to the highly infectious cold-like virus, known as AD-36.
It is known to cause coughs, sore throats, diarrhoea and conjunctivitis but has now also been found to make fat cells multiply, leading to weight gain.
The shocking discovery will add to evidence that Britain’s obesity epidemic is not simply down to an unhealthy diet or lack of exercise."Read more »