Navigation Links
You are what your father ate
Date:12/23/2010

er can be passed down to the next generation in the form of changed epigenetic information, Rando and colleagues fed different diets to two groups of male mice. The first group received a standard diet, while the second received a low-protein diet. To control for maternal influences, all females were fed the same, standard diet. Rando and colleagues observed that offspring of the mice fed the low-protein diet exhibited a marked increase in the genes responsible for lipid and cholesterol synthesis in comparison to offspring of the control group fed the standard diet.

These observations are consistent with epidemiological data from two well-known human studies suggesting that parental diet has an effect on the health of offspring. One of these studies, called the verkalix Cohort Study, conducted among residents of an isolated community in the far northeast of Sweden, found that poor diet during the paternal grandfather's adolescence increased the risk of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease in second-generation offspring. However, because these studies are retrospective and involve dynamic populations, they are unable to completely account for all social and economic variables. "Our study begins to rule out the possibility that social and economic factors, or differences in the DNA sequence, may be contributing to what we're seeing," said Rando. "It strongly implicates epigenetic inheritance as a contributing factor to changes in gene function."

The results also have implications for our understanding of evolutionary processes, says Hans A. Hofmann, PhD, associate professor of integrative biology at the University of Texas at Austin and a co-author of the study. "It has increasingly become clear in recent years that mothers can endow their offspring with information about the environment, for instance via early experience and maternal factors, and thus make them possibly better adapted to environmental change. Our results show that offspring can inher
'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Fessenden
james.fessenden@umassmed.edu
774-823-0405
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Father Channels His Grief into Advocacy, Promotes Simple Actions to Make Hospitals Safer for Children
2. Grandfathered drug for high potassium has no proven benefit
3. Thanks to a New Stem Cell Therapy, a 9-year Old Autistic Boy Talks to his Father for the First Time
4. Helping fathers of sexually abused children
5. Robotic-assisted vasectomy reversal offers greater chance of fatherhood
6. Garden of Eve Launches a Father's Day Tribute for Men Who Want to Look Well-groomed with Little Fuss
7. Mr. Dad and GreatDad.com Salute Fathers and Families with This Spring's ‘Seal of Approval' Picks
8. Celebrated Father Overcame Poverty and Mental Illness to Help His Son Earn a Scholarship to Harvard
9. Mercy Ships Releases Abel Dalome Just in Time for Father's Day - A Father's Dream Becomes a Reality
10. On Fathers Day, Give Dad Gift of Health
11. Who Does Your Baby Look Like? Daddybluez.com Launches Facebook App in Honor of Father's Day
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and ... a letter pleading to let the children from other nations, ... allowed to come. Yisrayl says President Barack Obama is fighting ... the United States, and he wants to help him. ... from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador being treated as if ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Netmail, a Canadian-based software ... Netmail Platform, today announced that it will be ... will be held in Washington’s George R. Brown ... show, Netmail will officially launch the latest release ... email security, archiving, encryption, eDiscovery, storage, monitoring into ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Hopewell, NJ (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 ... announced it has performed the first procedure in a ... a catheter inserted in the leg. , During the ... Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu, an endovascular neurosurgeon, threaded a tiny ... up through the body and neck and into the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Ticketability.com has a wide array of tickets for ... for San Diego are being added to the inventory. The ... the newly added September 28 show is drawing a great ... to view the selection of discounted seats at Ticketability.com. ... available to the general public on July 18 at 10:00 ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 According to a new ... Platforms (Land, Airborne, Naval), Application (Software Defined Radios, ... Geography (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East ... by MarketsandMarkets, the market is estimated to be ... register a CAGR of 5.56% to reach $39.52 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Yisrayl Hawkins Backs Barack Obama’s Pleas to Let the Children Come to the U.S. in New Letter 2Health News:Yisrayl Hawkins Backs Barack Obama’s Pleas to Let the Children Come to the U.S. in New Letter 3Health News:Netmail Heads to Washington, D.C. to Demonstrate New Release of Netmail 5.3 at WPC 2014 July 13-17, 2014 2Health News:Netmail Heads to Washington, D.C. to Demonstrate New Release of Netmail 5.3 at WPC 2014 July 13-17, 2014 3Health News:New Trial Delivers Chemotherapy to Brain Tumor Through Artery in Leg 2Health News:New Trial Delivers Chemotherapy to Brain Tumor Through Artery in Leg 3Health News:Paul McCartney Tickets for San Diego: Ticketability.com Announces Discounted Tickets for McCartney’s Tour Stop at Petco Park on September 28 2Health News:Portable Communication Systems Market Projected to Reach $39.52 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Portable Communication Systems Market Projected to Reach $39.52 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Portable Communication Systems Market Projected to Reach $39.52 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... Celebration Honors City,s Exemplary Orgs., ... ... of Greater,Los Angeles will be honored as the Outstanding Volunteer Organization at,the ... Beverly Hilton Hotel., This award is given annually to a philanthropic ...
... system inhibitor irbesartan did not improve outcomes in ... fraction. -- There is not ... predominantly affects women and older patients; more research into ... NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 11 An angiotensin II,receptor blocker was no ...
... Study highlights:, -- Drug-eluting stents showed improved ... -- No excess adverse events were found ... Nov. 11 Drug-eluting stents,reduced the risk of ... with bare-metal stents in the largest observational comparison,researchers ...
... 11 A veteran medical,correspondent has received ... Achievement Award for excellence in medical and ... Calif., was honored for "his enterprising,in-depth reporting ... and cultural implications of cardiovascular medicine,providing invaluable ...
... changes that can lead to breast cancer could be one ... from the charity Breast Cancer Campaign to fill in one ... cancer experts in a recent study carried out by the ... thought to be involved in the early stages of breast ...
... that a walk of just fifteen minutes can reduce ... manage dependencies on nicotine and other drugs have previously ... shows that the same may be true for food ... chocolate eaters were asked to either complete a 15-minute ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles Named Outstanding Volunteer Organization 2Health News:Heart Failure Patients With Normal Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Don't Benefit From Treatment With Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker 2Health News:Heart Failure Patients With Normal Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Don't Benefit From Treatment With Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker 3Health News:Drug-Eluting Stents Beat Bare Metal Stents in Diabetics 2Health News:Drug-Eluting Stents Beat Bare Metal Stents in Diabetics 3Health News:Drug-Eluting Stents Beat Bare Metal Stents in Diabetics 4Health News:New technique to study the genetics of breast cancer 2Health News:Brisk walk could help chocoholics stop snacking 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014  BC Technical, the ... MiE America , Inc., a leading provider of ... into a long-term agreement naming BC Technical as the ... MiE and BC Technical announced today ... to establish BC Technical as the service and systems ...
(Date:7/10/2014)...   LabStyle Innovations Corp . (OTCQB:DRIO), developer of ... appointment of Professor Richard B. Stone ... Directors. Prof. Stone brings over forty-five ... as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist public, company officer ... He currently serves on the board of directors ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds "China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/MN46792 ) Benefiting from ... China,s orthopedic instrument industry has seen ... rising from 3.28 billion yuan in 2006 to 9.85 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 3LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 4Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 2Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 3
... affordable, high-quality light guide cables work in ... provide optimal brightness during a number of ... give you the flexibility and ease-of-use necessary ... is fully-autoclavable so they can be easily ...
The Linvatec 3mm and 5mm Universal Light Guides are autoclavable. They offer flexibility, superior light transmission, and universal fittings in a lightweight package....
ACMI™ offers an assortment of fiberoptic light guides, high transmission autoclavable fiberoptic light guides, and light guide adapters to connect our scopes to other manufacturers' light sourc...
... Series Image Processing Video Camera is the ... specialties. This camera incorporates programmable head buttons ... enhancement, gain, and white balance to be ... and adjustable picture level control allow you ...
Medicine Products: