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What Fat Dads Do

A father's fatness may influence his children's health and raise their risk for diseases like cancer. Biologist Adelheid Soubry says, "Understanding the risks of the current Western lifestyle on future generations is important."

In the past, researchers looking at health outcomes in newborns have studied pregnant mothers, because studies have shown that nutrition and environmental factors during pregnancy can affect children's health and may raise their risk of chronic diseases. However, little has been done to uncover how a father' health can affect children.

Cancer epidemiologist Cathrine Hoyo says, "Our genes are able to adapt to our environment. However, we adjust in a way that may be problematic later. It is not a change in the sequence of the DNA itself, but how genes are expressed. Some genes may get 'shut off' as a result of environmental trauma."

One of these traumas is eating too much, and if that's YOUR problem, you need Anne Strieber's famous diet book! Anne lost 100 pounds after she started eating this way and YOU CAN TOO!



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