January 31, 2006

Roly-poly speak

You called it my idle chatter,
Even said that my theory lacked matter.
But now there is proof
That I was not a goof
When I blamed pudgy pals for making me fatter!

I always knew that my mid-section
Was vulnerable to their viral infection.
Yet I got stuck in the rut
For simply lacking the gut
To refuse when they lured me with confection!

Forbes 30/01/06: As if the close proximity of delicious, fattening foods weren't bad enough, obesity might actually be infectious. That's the incredulous finding from new research involving overweight chickens; the study suggests that a contagious virus can make fat cells fatter. "Obesity is a complex, chronic disease," noted lead researcher Leah D. Whigham, a research scientist in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Wisconsin. "There are lots of factors contributing to the broad epidemic, but because of the rate of increase, it is very possible that it is partially due to an infectious disease." Read about it here

1 comment:

  1. An interesting follow-up of this post can be found here: http://www.ryze.com/posttopic.php?topicid=627611&confid=1199