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:8/20/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... and architecture firm Perkins Eastman is pleased ... and design services in China and ... internationally recognized Principal Richard Sprow AIA has ... continue his 40-year career in healthcare planning and design ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... deadliest infectious diseases in the world, killing one to ... tuberculosis have long debated its origins. New research shows ... seals and sea lions that brought the disease to ... before Europeans landed on the continent. , The paper, ... New World Human Tuberculosis," was published in Nature ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... through fast-moving waters may be at risk, suggests new ... salmon encounter turbulent, fast-moving water such as rapids ... upstream using a behaviour known as "burst swimming" that ... sockeye passed through extremely fast-moving water, we started to ... spawning grounds," said Nicholas Burnett, a research biologist at ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... New York (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... the use of power morcellators ( http://www.injurybeacon.com/power-morcellator/ ) ... notes that two U.S. Senators from New York are ... seek a recall of the devices. In a letter ... both Democrats, also implored the agency to seriously consider ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014) Research from Columbia University Medical Center ... stomach cancer growth and that blocking nerve signals using ... for the disease. The study was conducted by the ... Duan Chen, MD, PhD, in Norway and is published ... , "Scientists have long observed that human and mouse ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Perkins Eastman Expands Presence in China 2Health News:Perkins Eastman Expands Presence in China 3Health News:New research shows seals and sea lions likely spread tuberculosis to humans 2Health News:New research shows seals and sea lions likely spread tuberculosis to humans 3Health News:Salmon forced to 'sprint' less likely to survive migration 2Health News:Power Morcellator News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Senators’ Letter Seeking FDA Morcellator Recall 2Health News:Power Morcellator News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Senators’ Letter Seeking FDA Morcellator Recall 3Health News:Power Morcellator News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Senators’ Letter Seeking FDA Morcellator Recall 4Health News:Severing nerves may shrink stomach cancers: Botox injections slow growth of tumors in mice 2
... President , , EAST ... SVNT ) today announced that its Board ... Committee")to oversee the regulatory and pre-launch activities for the ... comprised of independent Board members Lee S. Simon, M.D. ...
... CITY, Nov. 19 UCN, Inc.,(Nasdaq: UCNN ), ... one year renewable agreement for inContact(R) with a leading,healthcare provider ... , This new customer ... Response) solution with call routing between two of the company,s,contact ...
... Stayhealthy, Inc. and EF,Recovery announced today that they ... Fire Rescue Wellness Corporation to bring,revolutionary health and fitness ... "The health and safety of our ... Fire Chief of South Kitsap Fire Rescue. "As our ...
... This month the hit television,show ,Living in Style, ... in Style, is a half-hour news magazine television,series and ... clinically,proven ability to reduce body fat and increase lean ... premier brand of health supplements to,the consumer and utilizes ...
... People in the middle of,separation or divorce ... traditions are shattered; the hope and joy that ... depression. This year,s,economic downturn will add even more ... facing already-difficult financial circumstances. , ...
... LONDON, Nov. 19 With issues around patient comfort ... need to,consider patients, relief and welfare. This is leading ... are being used for a greater,number of patients and ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO ) , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Savient's Board of Directors Forms a Board Committee to Oversee the Regulatory and Pre-Launch Activities for Pegloticase 2Health News:Savient's Board of Directors Forms a Board Committee to Oversee the Regulatory and Pre-Launch Activities for Pegloticase 3Health News:Savient's Board of Directors Forms a Board Committee to Oversee the Regulatory and Pre-Launch Activities for Pegloticase 4Health News:Savient's Board of Directors Forms a Board Committee to Oversee the Regulatory and Pre-Launch Activities for Pegloticase 5Health News:Savient's Board of Directors Forms a Board Committee to Oversee the Regulatory and Pre-Launch Activities for Pegloticase 6Health News:Savient's Board of Directors Forms a Board Committee to Oversee the Regulatory and Pre-Launch Activities for Pegloticase 7Health News:Savient's Board of Directors Forms a Board Committee to Oversee the Regulatory and Pre-Launch Activities for Pegloticase 8Health News:Leading Healthcare Provider Signs Agreement With UCN for inContact 2Health News:Washington Fire Firefighters Launch First of Its Kind Pilot Program on Health and Fitness 2Health News:Washington Fire Firefighters Launch First of Its Kind Pilot Program on Health and Fitness 3Health News:Clarinol(TM) CLA and Puregels(R) Featured on Hit Television Show 'Living in Style' 2Health News:Clarinol(TM) CLA and Puregels(R) Featured on Hit Television Show 'Living in Style' 3Health News:Holiday Season Amplifies Hurt of Separation and Divorce: Economic Woes Add to Pressure 2Health News:Patient Temperature Management Systems Enjoying Wider Usage 2Health News:Patient Temperature Management Systems Enjoying Wider Usage 3
(Date:8/20/2014)... NEW YORK , Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... new market research report is available in its ... Electronic Medical Records http://www.reportlinker.com/p0833392/EMR-2014-The-Market-for-Electronic-Medical-Records.html ... fast-changing market for electronic medical records (EMR) for ... a comprehensive report of our findings. Our report ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 Glenmark ... Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited India (GPL), announces the discovery ... novel clinical development candidate, GBR 1302, a HER2xCD3 ... by the Glenmark Biologics Research Centre located in ... 1302 is based on Glenmark,s innovative BEAT antibody ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Tenn. , Aug. 19, 2014   ... provide its patient experience technology to ... Under the five-year agreement, CarePoint Health will deploy ... Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital and Hoboken University ... offers a range of software solutions to help ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 2EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 3EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 4EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 5EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 6EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 7EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 8Glenmark Enters Oncology With the Discovery and Initiation of IND Enabling Studies of an Innovative Bispecific Antibody 2Glenmark Enters Oncology With the Discovery and Initiation of IND Enabling Studies of an Innovative Bispecific Antibody 3Lincor Announces Agreement With CarePoint Health For State-Of-The-Art Patient Engagement Technology 2
... 13 As biotechnology,pharmaceutical and medical device companies ... other parts of the world, such as Asia,Eastern ... firms, efforts to do business, according to an ... 2008 Clinical Trials Risk Map provides,those companies a ...
... MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., Aug. 13 Diakron Pharmaceuticals,Inc. ... agreement for a,novel investigational oral anticoagulant drug candidate ... Merck & Co. Inc. Under the,terms of the ... and,if approved, market and distribute the compound worldwide., ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Aon: Complex Insurance Requirements, Risk Management Needs Challenge Firms Conducting Clinical Trials Beyond Own Borders 2Aon: Complex Insurance Requirements, Risk Management Needs Challenge Firms Conducting Clinical Trials Beyond Own Borders 3Aon: Complex Insurance Requirements, Risk Management Needs Challenge Firms Conducting Clinical Trials Beyond Own Borders 4Diakron Licenses Anticoagulant Drug Candidate from Merck & Co., Inc. 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: