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Your diet affects your grandchildren

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Your diet affects your grandchildren

Postby NHE » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:36 pm

An interesting article on diet and epigenetics...


Your Diet Affects Your Grandchildren's DNA, Scientists Say
http://www.livescience.com/21902-diet-e ... ldren.html

You are what you eat, the saying goes. And, according to two new genetic studies, you are what your mother, father, grandparents and great-grandparents ate, too.

Diet, be it poor or healthy, can so alter the nature of one's DNA that those changes can be passed on to the progeny. While this much has been speculated for years, researchers in two independent studies have found ways in which this likely is happening.

The findings, which involve epigenetics, may help explain the increased genetic risk that children face compared to their parents for diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

The punch line is that your poor dietary habits may be dooming your progeny, despite how healthy they will try to eat.
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Postby dez2000 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:21 am

A short conversation with check out clerk. ,I mentioned health and the clerk ’she was diabetic and that she had inherited it. My answer was very impolite negative. She said it was true, she and her boys were part of six generations of diabetics. I then ask her if they all ate the same things? She looked stunned like I had hit her on the head with a club. I was checked out. She was still standing there frozen when I left.
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