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What If It’s Actually A Virus Turning Us All Into Fat Lardbuckets?

by | 2nd, June 2014



THIS sounds like a very odd theory, that it’s actually a virus that is turning us all into fat lardbuckets. But while it’s an odd theory there’s enough evidence out there that we should at least consider it seriously. Not to the point that we just assume that it’s correct of course: but to the point where we investigate more to see if it might be true .

Coughs, sneezes and a runny nose are not the worst a bad cold can do to you it might also make you fat.

Scientists believe a virus behind the common cold could have fuelled the obesity epidemic that has swept the developed world. The culprit? A contagious bug called adenovirus 36.

Experts told the European Congress on Obesity in Sofia that eating and exercise habits haven’t changed enough to explain why people worldwide started piling on weight at around the same time.

There’s two serious points behind this.

The first is that those public health people have managed to get dietary advice horribly wrong once already over the past 40 years. They’ve all been off telling us that animal fats are the work of the very devil and that we should all ditch the lard, the bacon, the dripping, and have vegetable oils as well. It’s exactly that that has led to all those processed foods being full of salt and sugar: you’ve got to put something in them to make them taste of anything that without animal fats that’s all you can do.

And, of course, the same public health people are currently blaming our being lardbuckets on all that salt and sugar in processed foods. And then it has just been pointed out

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