28 December 2010

You are what your father ate

Paternal diet affects lipid metabolising genes in offspring, new research suggests.

UMMS research suggests paternal diet affects lipid metabolising genes in offspring.

"Knowing what your parents were doing before you were conceived is turning out to be important in determining what disease risk factors you may be carrying," said Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology at UMMS and principal investigator for the study, which details how paternal diet can increase production of cholesterol synthesis genes in first-generation offspring.


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