Hold That Cheeseburger: Your Diet Can Change Your Future Kids’ DNA

Via LiveScience:

You are what you eat. Or rather, your children will be. Animal experiences seem to suggest that an individual’s dietary habits can actually change their DNA, leading to greater risks for mutations in subsequent generations. Does this mean that you’re doomed to have a McBaby? No, not necessarily: With the right food choices the genetic changes may be beneficial as well.

“It is possible that eating more omega-3 fatty acids, choline, betaine, folic acid and vitamin B12, by mothers and fathers, possibly can alter chromatin state and mutations, as well as have beneficial effects…leading to birth of a ‘super baby’ with long life and [lower risk] of diabetes and metabolic syndrome,” Singh told LiveScience. “This is just a possibility, to be proven by more experiments.”

Read more at LiveScience.

5 Comments on "Hold That Cheeseburger: Your Diet Can Change Your Future Kids’ DNA"

  1. Liquidself | Jul 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm |

    Well, I m going to Groucho’s Deli.  On a lighter note…..  Lamarckianism! welcome back bro!

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    especially diet and its technology

    what mutations will the modern technologies bring?
    look around, they’re already here

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