Pregnancy, Obesity & A Mother’s Diet: What About Men?

There is now even more reason to watch our waistlines. A man’s weight seems to influence gene activity in his sperm, which could leave his children predisposed to obesity. So far, research into how obesity passes between generations has focused on mothers and their diet before or during pregnancy. However,  a new study suggests that… Read More

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Fatherhood & Weight Gain: Up or Down?

Research Paper Title Longitudinal Study of Body Mass Index in Young Males and the Transition to Fatherhood. Background Despite a growing understanding that the social determinants of health have an impact on body mass index (BMI), the role of fatherhood on young men’s BMI is understudied. This longitudinal study examined BMI in young men over… Read More

Thanks Dad!

Fathers, as well as mothers, can pass on a propensity to obesity if they themselves have been starved. That a gestating mother’s environment can have a permanent effect on the physiology of her offspring is well established. The children of Dutch women who were pregnant during the “Hunger Winter” of 1944, for example, suffer much… Read More