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Obesity Impacts Flu Transmission

In a 2014 report, obesity was linked to an estimated 500,000 cancer cases worldwide each year. More recent statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the reality is far grimmer, at least in the U.S. Obesity-related conditions also include heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, gout and sleeping problems.
Data from humans and animal model research have demonstrated obesity impairs your immune response or function leading to an increased risk for a variety of infections. While the effect is demonstrable, the cause has not been defined. Recent research also finds obesity affects transmission of the flu virus.  Read more...



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