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Obesity Can be Inherited From Dads to Kids, University of Adelaide Study



7/12/2013 7:52:38 AM

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If you are obese and hope to be a father, here's another reason to lose weight: your children and grandchildren may inherit your waistline or metabolic disorders. That's because scientists have discovered in mice that obese fathers, even those who did not show any signs of diabetes, passed this negative trait on most frequently to their daughters. Sons don't entirely dodge this genetic bullet either -- both sons and daughters of obese fathers have increased risks of developing metabolic diseases, such as diabetes.

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