Virus linked to obesity and diabetes found

July 25, 2014 9:29 AM

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New York: Biologists have discovered an extremely widespread virus that could be as old as humans and could play a major role in obesity and diabetes.

More than half of the world’s population is host to the newly described virus, named crAssphage, which infects one of the most common types of gut bacteria, Bacteroidetes, the findings showed.

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