This is one of the blogs I discovered while looking around the Web for
information on gaining and losing weight. I have to go to bed now,
so I won't have another relapse of this cold, so I cannot write
about this in detail.
The gist is that eating a fattening diet (that is to say, consistently
consuming more calories than one burns) causes inflammation of
brain tissue. One reason it's so hard to keep weight off after
one has gained and lost may be damage to the portion of the
brain that controls appetite.
There's also this on the AD36 virus, which appears to contribute to
obesity in those infected:
Seven viruses have been reported to cause obesity in animal models by
various research groups.
We reported the first human virus, an adenovirus (Ad-36), which causes
adiposity in chickens, rodents and non-human primates and shows
association with human obesity. Our in-vivo and in-vitro data show
that Ad-36 increases adiposity, lowers serum lipids, increases insulin
sensitivity and preadipocyte differentiation.