September 18


How Obese & Lazy Parents Pass On Poorer Genetics To Their Children – Dr Rhonda Patrick

By heheals

September 18, 2020

Unhealthy lifestyle activates many negative gene expressions that are past on to a newborn – process known as epigenetics. A newborn can be born with heritable epigenetic abnormalities such as lower cognitive ability, bad metabolism (i.e. predisposed to be overweight), higher risk of diseases such as type 1 diabetes, etc.

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Luckily people can minimize the negative and maximize the positive if they commit to better diet and exercise before the pregnancy.

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  1. I would just like to say that while parents are somewhat at fault, it's important to note that at some point you also need to take personal responsibility. Both of my parents are obese and raised my sister and I with junk food and soda as our main food intake. My sister is 5'3, 21 years old, and over 300 lbs while I'm 20, 5'4 and around 160 lbs. We were heading down about the same path but when I was about 14, I became aware about health, weight, working out, ect. While my parents definitely contributed to my sister's poor health, she could at any point lose the weight if she really wanted to.

  2. It has always been true that parents affect the lives of their children by what they don't do just as much as what they choose to do. One's failure to become the man or woman they are called to be will show in their offspring, unless their child is lucky enough to receive a great mentor while they are young. There are never bad children. There are just bad parents and leaders.

  3. Anecdotal story; I had both my kids back when I was at my fittest and my husband was still very fit from the Marines. Since then, weve let ourselves go a bit but both our children are very fit, muscular, healthy kids.

  4. I'm sorry if I offend, but if you're obese or lazy, perhaps your potential pool of 'quality' mates will be poorer than a muscled stud's. Like the epigenetic aspect makes sense, but can we isolate cause and effect first?

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