Adenovirus 36 seropositivity is related to obesity risk, glycemic control, and leptin levels in Chilean subjects.

Affiliation

Centro de Excelencia en Medicina Traslacional, CEMT-BIOREN, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile. [Email]

Abstract

Adenovirus 36 (Ad-36) has been associated to adiposity in animal and in vitro studies. Ad-36 seropositivity has also been reported to contribute to obesity risk in children and adult populations. We investigated the relationship of Ad-36 serology with obesity and metabolic parameters in a Chilean population.

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