Adenovirus-36 antibody status and BMI comparison among obese Missouri adolescents

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Adenovirus-36 antibody status and BMI comparison among obese Missouri adolescents

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Title: Adenovirus-36 antibody status and BMI comparison among obese Missouri adolescents
Author: Long, Kathleen Ann; Pancoast, Taylor; Ge, Bin; Tosh, Aneesh
Keywords: childhood obesity
adenovirus infection
antibody status
body mass index
Date: 2012-11-15
Abstract: Worldwide obesity rates have skyrocketed since 1980, a phenomenon often attributed due to changes in diet and physical activity. Adenovirus-36 (Adv-36) has been implicated in the multi-factorial etiology of obesity. Adv-36 has been shown to cause obesity in animal models, and previous studies in the U.S. and internationally have found a higher prevalence of Adv-36 antibodies in obese persons compared to non-obese persons. The prevalence of the virus in overweight and normal-weight individuals has never been studied in a Missouri population.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/16019

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