Men – Lose Weight or Doom Your Children to Diabetes and Cancer

For decades, a false but pervasive belief in the medical community suggested that autoimmune disease, developmental disorders, and cancer could be traced back only to the genetic traits and health of the mother. By and large, fathers were off the hook…until now.

If you plan to become a father and are obese, new studies have shown that the chances your child could be overweight, diabetic, and even developmentally impaired is significantly increased. There’s even a chance that if you father a daughter while overweight, you could raise her chances of developing breast cancer later in life.

Obese Dads May Produce Diabetic Children

According to a controlled study, male laboratory rats fed a high-fat diet, who were then mated to healthy, control-diet females, produced offspring with more than 600 shrunken pancreatic ‘islets’. The pancreas regulates and controls appropriate glucose output. When the pancreas does not work properly due to damage sustained at the time of conception, it can be more difficult to reverse later in life.

There is also something to be said for the environment the child is raised in. If both the father and mother are obese, it is much more likely that the child will be as well simply by virtue of his or her surroundings. Poor dietary habits and sedentary lifestyle only reinforce the genetic predisposition for diabetic disease.

Genetic Breast Cancer Susceptibility Linked to Fat Fathers

Obese male mice mated to normal-weight female mice produced overweight pups  with an increased number of “terminal end buds” in their breast tissue. These terminal end buds are one of the primary sites where cancer develops.

Reports from both the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the World Cancer Research Fund, noted there is convincing evidence to support that female obesity can increase the likelihood for the development of breast cancer after menopause.

Studies Show Risk of Autism Connected with Overweight Dads

After careful examination of data gleaned from 90,000 questionnaires completed by fathers of children three, five, and seven years of age, a startling pattern seemed to emerge. Out of the 90,000 children, 419 were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

While it seemed that maternal obesity had little-to-no effect on the development of her offspring, paternal obesity appeared to double the risk for autism or Asperger’s syndrome. Researchers concluded that inherited genetic abnormalities play a significant role. For example, if a section of chromosome 16 is missing, it can lead to morbid obesity and developmental disorders in children.

The Study of Epigenetics Says You’re in Control

One of the most irritating aspects of the recent medical media coverage of genetic medicine is that it seems designed to confuse and frighten. Ever since Angelina Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy because she was told a gene predisposed her for breast cancer, “preventative” cancer surgery has almost become a fad. Now that’s frightening.

It’s the science of epigenetics that completes the circle and offers the missing information we all need as an incentive to take better care of our health. Epigenetics states that genes, in an of themselves, do not spontaneously alter and become abnormal. Rather, they are activated or inactivated as a result of environmental conditions.

Let’s read that again:

Genes are activated or inactivated as a result of environmental conditions.

This means that by-and-large, you are in control over whether or not you, your children, and even your grandchildren are healthy or not. This also means, even if you are an obese Dad who has already sired children, you and your family can still significantly reduce your chances of developing chronic disease by altering your diet and environment.

In essence, you can change the “instructions” given to your genes by reducing your exposure to dietary and environmental toxins, exercising regularly, reducing your stress levels, and sleeping soundly at night.

Could it really be that simple? Yes. Will 9 out of 10 doctors tell you this? No. Why? It’s a threat to their bottom line.

The simple fact is this: If you don’t make any changes and you do have children, you may set them up for serious health problems in their adult life. However, now that you know the power is within you, there’s no reason not use it to improve your health and that of generations to come.

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Why excess abdominal fat is more DEADLY than you think

Did you know that the vast majority of people in this day and age have excess abdominal fat? The first thing that most people think of is that their extra abdominal fat is simply ugly, is covering up their abs from being visible, and makes them self conscious about showing off their body.

However, what most people don’t realize is that excess abdominal fat in particular, is not only ugly, but is also a dangerous risk factor to your health. Scientific research has clearly demonstrated that although it is unhealthy in general to have excess body fat throughout your body, it is also particularly dangerous to have excess abdominal fat.

There are two types of fat that you have in your abdominal area. The first type that covers up your abs from being visible is called subcutaneous fat and lies directly beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscles.

The second type of fat that you have in your abdominal area is called visceral fat, and that lies deeper in the abdomen beneath your muscle and surrounding your organs. Visceral fat also plays a role in giving certain men that “beer belly” appearance where their abdomen protrudes excessively but at the same time, also feels sort of hard if you push on it.

Part of the reason visceral fat is particularly dangerous is that it apparently releases more inflammatory molecules into your body on a consistent basis.

If you care about the quality of your life and your loved ones, reducing your abdominal fat should be one of your TOP priorities! There’s just no way around it. Besides, a side-effect of finally getting rid of all of that excessive ugly abdominal fat is that your stomach will flatten out, and if you lose enough stomach fat, you will be able to visibly see those sexy six pack abs that everyone wants.

So what gets rid of extra abdominal fat? Is there actually a REAL solution beyond all of the gimmicks and hype that you see in ads and on commercials for “miracle” fat loss products?

Get the solution to rid yourself for life of this problem here…

Regards,

Jessica Coffey

Publisher – Health Scams Exposed

 

Resources:

http://www.fasebj.org/content/27/10/4226

http://gumc.georgetown.edu/news/In-Mice-Obese-Dads-Produce-Heavier-Daughters-With-Epigenetically-Altered-Breast-Tissue

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/101020/full/news.2010.553.html

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140407090401.htm

 

 

 

 


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