Got a Cold? The Virus is Also Making You Fat; CBCD Reviews the Scientific Studies

Industry: Health & Fitness

Did you know that a virus is making you fat? CBCD discusses the scientific research and recommends two natural antiviral remedies.

New York (PRUnderground) June 16th, 2014

“Got a cold? We recommend Gene-Eden-VIR or Novirin.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

The common cold is linked to your body weight. Dr. Genoni and his team wrote in a recent study that “Several microbes have been considered as possible promoter of obesity, but most of the data concern adenovirus-36 (which causes the common cold) that exerts an adipogenic action (creation of fat) mainly via a direct effect on adipose tissue (fat tissue) leading to weight gain.” (1) Dr. Genoni and his team are from the Department of Health Sciences, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy.

This association between an infection with a virus and obesity is called infectobesity. “Experts told the European Congress on Obesity in Sofia that eating and exercise habits haven’t changed enough to explain why people worldwide started piling on weight at around the same time … but they pointed out that the rise of obesity over the past 30 years has coincided with the discovery of the bug adenovirus 36.” (2) This virus is highly contagious and frequently causes common colds.

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease therefore recommends that individuals take Gene-Eden-VIR or Novirin against latent viruses. The formula of these natural antiviral products was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the CBCD in two clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines. The studies showed that the Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin formula is effective against many different viruses. The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, the first, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs. Study authors wrote that, “individuals infected with (viruses)…reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment with Gene-Eden-VIR.” (3) The study authors also wrote that, “We observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (3) In addition, this natural antiviral was recently proven to reduce mental and physical fatigue in a post-marketing clinical study that followed FDA guidelines.

Both products can be ordered online on the Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin websites.

Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin are natural antiviral dietary supplements. Their formula contains five natural ingredients: Selenium, Camellia Sinesis Extract, Quercetin, Cinnamomum Extract, and Licorice Extract. The first ingredient is a trace element, and the other four are plant extracts. Each ingredient and its dose was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists at polyDNA, the company that invented and patented the formula, scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals, and identified the safest and most effective natural ingredients against latent viruses. To date, Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin are the only natural antiviral products on the market with published clinical studies that support their claims.

“Infectobesity is the term coined by Louisiana State University researcher Nikhil Dhurandhar, PhD, and colleagues to describe the phenomenon. Their research strongly links a common human virus – adenovirus-36 or Ad-36 – to human obesity. Previous research showed that nearly 30% of obese people, but only 11% of lean people, have been infected with Ad-36.” (4)

“Richard Atkinson, an American doctor who has devoted 15 years to the subject, believes the bug fuels weight gain for decades after someone catches it. He said: ‘I think there is a very good likelihood that a significant proportion of the obesity epidemic is due to this virus.” (2)

The CBCD suggests, that in light of the evidence presented above, individuals with a weight problem may wish to consider a natural remedy to help their immune system target latent viruses.


(1)   Genoni G, Prodam F, Marolda A, Giglione E, Demarchi I, Bellone S, Bona G. Obesity and infection: two sides of one coin. Eur J Pediatr. 2014 Jan;173(1):25-32.

(2)   Macrae, F. Is obesity contagious? Virus that causes same symptoms as common cold is linked to weight gain. Published on June 2, 2014.

(3)   Polansky H, Itzkovitz E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 2013, 4, 1-8

(4)   DeNoon, D. Common Virus Boosts Fat-Cell Production — and Makes Fat Cells Fatter. Published on August 20, 2007.



About CBCD

About CBCD

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease ( is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) 3 of the IRS tax code. The center’s mission is to advance the research on the biology of chronic disease and to accelerate the discovery of a cure for these diseases. The CBCD first published Dr. Hanan Polansky’s highly acclaimed “Purple” book, entitled “Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease” in 2003. In this book, he explains how foreign DNA fragments can cause many major diseases. The book has been read by more than 5,000 scientists around the world, and has been reviewed in more than 20 leading scientific journals. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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