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Research suggests microbial cause of fat changes
      #203358 - 08/13/06 11:10 AM

You must, I repeat, must read this article from the New York Times magazine, available online at Technically, the article is about obesity, but reveals that fat changes in the body are caused by microbes, including viruses. This lends credence to the belief that lipoatrophy is a function not just of HIV meds, but of infection by the virus. And not just the HIV virus, there probably are other viruses that play a role in fat distribution. A worthwhile study would be to test for antibodies of various viruses like the scientists did in the article, such as the adenoviruses, to find a correlation of lipoatrophy and infection.

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