Longitudinal investigation of adenovirus 36 seropositivity and human obesity: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study

Matthew A Sabin, David Paul Burgner, Richard L Atkinson, Zendra Pei-Lun Lee, Costan Magnussen, Micheal Cheung, Mika Kahonen, Terho Lehtimaki, Eero Jokinen, Tomi Laitinen, Nina Hutri-Kahonen, Jorma S A Viikari, Markus Juonala, Olli T Raitakari

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Adenovirus-36 (Adv-36) infection is associated with exaggerated adipogenesis in cell culture and the development of obesity in animal models and humans, but a causal relationship remains unproven. Our objective was to determine whether serological evidence of Adv-36 infection in childhood and/or adulthood is associated with adult obesity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1644 - 1650
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Obesity
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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