Negative consequence of a poor diet can be transmitted to your future children
Your children can inherit the negative effects of your poor diet - health short science news

While we all know that eating fruit and vegetables keep your hearth healthy, scientists have discovered that diet also influences health of children and even grandchildren.

It appeared that, in fruit flies, high-fat diet causes epigenetic changes (chemical modifications of DNA) that are transmitted to the next generation. In consequence, this leads to negative heart effects in the offspring. When scientists reversed the epigenetic changes, the heart problems did not occur.

Thus, poor nutrition may affect health from one generation to the next.

Read the full story: Sanford Burnham Prebys
Scientific publication: Nature Communications


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