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 n.— «While genetic and behavioral components of obesity have been the focus of intense study, an infection as an etiological factor has received little attention. Although “infectobesity,” a new term to describe obesity of infectious origin, appears to be a new concept, over the past 20 y six different pathogens have been reported to cause obesity in animal models (3-11). The relative contribution of these pathogens to human obesity is unknown.» —“Infectobesity: Obesity of infectious origin” by Nikhil V. Dhurandhar Journal of Nutrition (2794S) Oct. 1, 2001. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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