If you are a father …read this!
Men – Lose Weight or Doom Your Children to Diabetes and Cancer
For many years, there has been very strong belief among the medical community suggesting that autoimmune disease, developmental disorders, and cancer could be traced back to the genetic traits and health of the mother.
Not much reference was made to the fathers.
Well I am afraid if you are a father ..your time is up!
If you 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……oops
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 “islets” of Langerhans in the pancreas regulate and control appropriate glucose output. When these islet cells are malformed then they do not work properly so glucose control is impaired
This malformation causes problems later in life.
If both the father and mother are obese, then it is scientific fact now that 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.
I see evidence of this on a daily basis.
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 sourced from 90,000 questionnaires completed by fathers of children three, five, and seven years of age, a frightening pattern of evidence started 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
Epigenetics is a relatively new scientific field offering explanations to how our diets, our exposure to toxins, our stress levels at work – even one-off traumatic events – might be subtly altering the genetic legacy we pass on to our children and grandchildren. It’s opened up new avenues into explaining – and curing – illnesses that genes alone can’t explain, ranging from autism to cancer.
One of the most irritating aspects of the recent medical media coverage of genetic medicine ( Epigenetics) is the confusion it is creating in peoples minds Angelina Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy because she was told a gene predisposed her for breast cancer. This action on her part has pushed “preventative” cancer surgery into the spotlight where it is nearly becoming a fad….and thats a worry.
One really good aspect of Epigenetics is that it encourages us to take care of our health which cannot be a bad thing. Epigenetics states that genes do not spontaneously alter and become abnormal. Rather, they are activated or inactivated as a result of environmental conditions.
THAT IS A SERIOUS STATEMENT
Genes are activated or inactivated as a result of environmental conditions.
This means that how you look after yourself health wise will determine the health of your children and ultimately your grandchildren. That is quite a responsibility and it 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.
Those of us who have worked in the medical health field for many years have known that the environment and our nutrition affects our health and also our children´s health …now we have the scientific proof to back up our observations.
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 it could
Will 9 out of 10 doctors tell you this? No.
It’s a threat to their bottom line….sorry to be so cynical
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.
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?
Take care …..I´m off for a walk!