Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Virally-induced weight gain and a New Collaboration.

Hey there all,

I've been asked to team up with a cool crew of people and chip in some stories at a site called NutritionWonderland.Com. It's a new site (launching in the next week or two, so it's not even completely ready yet) that wants to bring the science back into nutrition. The goal is to blend in-depth science reporting with how it directly relates to diet and its impacts on health. In the end, the reader will not only learn about the latest breakthroughs in health science, but how it impacts them and their diet. It's a very cool idea.

Well, I figure - oh, what the heck? As if two blogs and a full time job isn't enough, I'll write some stuff for them, too! So if you're interested in health science and nutrition you should check it out. My first little piece about a viral cause for obesity (READ IT!!! READ!!!) is already up on the site, and I'll be attempting to find some really interesting studies that relate to health and nutrition to post once a week or so. Enjoy!

The study I wrote about, FYI: Miloni A. Rathod, Pamela M. Rogers, Sharada D. Vangipuram, Emily J. McAllister, Nikhil V. Dhurandhar (2009). Adipogenic Cascade Can Be Induced Without Adipogenic Media by a Human Adenovirus Obesity DOI: 10.1038/oby.2008.630