Nikhil Dhurandhar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Dr. Nikhil V. Dhurandhar is a university professor who has published details about the adipogenic effect of the human adenovirus AD-36 or 'Ad-36' on laboratory animals,[citation needed] and also its association with human obesity.[1] He trained as a homeopath in India, studied Nutrition at North Dakota State University and has a PhD from Bombay. He has coined the term infectobesity.[2]

Dhurandhar works at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.


  1. ^ Atkinson RL, Dhurandhar NV, Allison DB, Bowen RL, Israel BA, Albu JB, Augustus AS (March 2005). "Human adenovirus-36 is associated with increased body weight and paradoxical reduction of serum lipids". Int J Obes (Lond) 29 (3): 281–6. doi:10.1038/sj.ijo.0802830. PMID 15611785. 
  2. ^ Dhurandhar NV (October 2001). "Infectobesity: obesity of infectious origin". J. Nutr. 131 (10): 2794S–2797S. PMID 11584109. 

External links[edit]