Sunday, August 13, 2006

Some Interesting But Kinda Gross Science Stuff

The NYTimes Magazine this weekend has another good article about the science of weight. It talks about a few new directions of research into what causes obesity. Some of the info is a little creepy - as it focuses on all the microbes, all the little organisms and viruses that live in our bodies - but it does show that scientists are continuing to work on finding out the various factors that make some people thin and other people fat - other than just rice cakes or double bacon cheeseburgers. If scientists are able to pinpoint other biological reasons, it will be interesting to see in the future what new treatments there are to help people battle their weight. Of course, this research won't come up with any miracle cure in time for me to wear a cute little dress at our Gala next month, but it's still something intriguing to think about.

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