If a man is accustomed to consume sweet foods every day, this may ultimately affect the health status of his unborn children.
This theory was put forward by scientists from Germany, who conducted a special study. Studying the condition of male fruit flies that consumed sugar 1-2 days before mating, scientists found that their offspring subsequently observed obesity. During the experiment, researchers purposefully changed the diet of flies in order to determine how such changes affect the state of offspring. Due to the constant use of sugar, increased gene expression was noted. At the same time, the level of gene activity changed, and the DNA sequence did not change. Guided by these observations, experts concluded that, depending on the diet of the father, the genetic profile of his children may change. Scientists hope in the future to invent a scheme that will "tune" the genes of children, forcing them to maintain normal body weight.
However, children's health, of course, depends not only on the diet and lifestyle of the father. Previously, researchers from the UK have already reported that those mothers who led the wrong lifestyle during the period of bearing the child, thereby increasing the risk of developing chronic ailments in children. So, the results of the study were published, according to which those mothers who during the months of pregnancy significantly gained excess weight had an increased risk of giving birth to an obese baby. Therefore, the correction of the diet in favor of a healthier woman should think before conception.
By the way, the other day, experts from the University of Montreal reported unfavorable facts for obese people. It turns out that obesity deprives a person of up to 8 years of life and provokes poor health in a person for several decades. Experts analyzed a large amount of data and found that obesity in young years very badly affects subsequently both the state of health and life expectancy. Most often, overweight people became disabled due to heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Doctors say that one year of obesity leads to poor health for seven years. The study was another proof that excess weight leads to negative long-term consequences.