Obesity and the common cold

A study of children finds those who caught a particular virus were more likely to be obese

By Stephen Ornes, 19:20 PM October 5, 2010

When you cough and sneeze, someone may tell you that you caught a cold. But often, what you really “caught” was a virus — a tiny organism that can spread infection. The drippy, stuffy, and uncomfortable symptoms of the common cold show up when a person is infected with a kind of virus.

In recent studies, scientists report that one kind of virus that causes the common cold may be connected to another dangerous health problem: Obesity. A person is obese if he or she has a lot of fat ...

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