Avoid Gaining Weight
15 Ways to Stay Slim for Life
Why you might pack on pounds The common cold has been linked to Ad36, a virus that could make you gain weight, according to a 2011 study from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana.
Stay thin Since researchers aren’t exactly sure why the Ad36 virus is out to get your waistline, and a vaccine is still in the works, all that scientists suggest right now is to wash your hands frequently or eat these foods that fight sickness.
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