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Environmental Toxins Affect Later Generations

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  A study on animals published in the March issue of the Public Library of Science showed that many environmental toxins can have negative effects for three generations! The DNA sequence is unaffected but these compounds change the way genes turn on and off. Some of the toxins involved include pesticides such as DEET and permethrin, fungicides, jet fuel,...

Father's Obesity Affects Sperm DNA for Two Generations

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  An article published in FASEB Journal showed that obesity in fathers changed the DNA in their sperm so as to put future generations at risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes even if they consumed a healthy diet. This change developed whether or not the obese father had signs of type 2 diabetes or the metabolic syndrome. We've long known that...