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Slartibartfast wrote: »
I'm not overweight because I have a virus. I'm overweight because of my poor diet and lack of sedentary lifestyle. Same for most overweight people IMHO. Even if you *do* have the virus, the evidence so far doesn't say that it makes you fat, but rather your body will create more, larger fat cells. Your diet and exercise regime can be adjusted to recify this. There is still personal control.
Infinite Part Deux wrote: »
Bingo. As a fattie, I know it's down to eating badly (I shove food in through my ear, boom boom) and not exercising enough. In my group of friends, the people who eat healthily and exercise are thin, the folk who don't are fat.
Namaste wrote: »
When I was big, it was down to alcohol, chips and not exercising, true... I just think the video gives food for thought (no pun intended).
Arctic Roll wrote: »
Obesity isn't always about diet and lifestyle, there are many medical conditions that cause weightgain pretty much regardless of diet or lifestyle (in women PCOS is one that comes to mind). I wouldn't doubt that some people have this issue due to catching a virus- ME affects weight a lot too, and not just because of the fatigue.
However I think most people catch their fatness from takeaway suppers and wine, not from a virus.