Father's Nutritional Legacy

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Although it seems that a healthy diet and eliminating bad habits such as smoking for a hopeful mother should be common sense, the fact that the lifestyle of a potential father can also be a large determining factor in the genetic health of the child is fascinating. Although this fact was only illustrated in the “Father’s nutritional legacy” through the testing of mice, it could be extremely important to human health also. Knowing and understanding how diet directly effects future generations through epigenetics and that it could potentially help to reduce offspring with diseases such as diabetes is extremely thought provoking. After reading all of these articles it is clear how important epigenetics is and how scientists seem to only have

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