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Battle over America’s waistline: How obesity affects having children and their health

On one side are social forces behind a "fat acceptance" movement seeking to normalize obesity or at least reduce discrimination against the overweight. On the other is a growing body of evidence detailing the health risks associated with extra pounds.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
The epigenetic changes caused by obesity (and really the inflammation associated with obesity) can be transmitted from one generation to the next.  This transgenerational transmission of obesity is generated in the fetus.   With each succeeding generation, it becomes more difficult to reverse these epigenetic marks.


  1. Sabrina green

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      It definitely can be of benefit. We would be quite willing to work with your physician.


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