Adenovirus-36 (Adv-36) has been implicated in the etiology of obesity. This study attempts to identify the prevalence of Adv-36 antibodies and compare BMI among obese Missouri adolescents. Thirteen obese Missouri adolescents were tested for Adv-36 antibodies via ELISA assay. Adv-36 antibodies were detected among 6 (46.2%) subjects. Mean BMI of the Adv-36 positive group and negative group was 43.5 kg/m2 and 35.4 kg/m2 (p < 0.05), respectively. This is the first such study of Adv-36 status among Missouri adolescents.
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - 2012|