I had always assumed that the introduction of the SAD in our previous generation had detrimental epigenetic effects in our current one. This article seems to clinch it.
Oh good golly yes. Google up "Pottinger's Cats" and you'll get another good look at this. Glad my folks were both farm kids, raised on veggies, meat and guts. Maybe there is hope for my baby boy!
Interesting. To speak from my own experience, my dad was the son of a milk man, and they lived on a rural farm, which translates to lots of milk (maybe even grass-fed and unpasteurized?) and lots of game and probably grass-fed ruminants. His parents were born in America, but so entrenched in their town's ethnic community that their habits and customs were very old-European. Dad's facial structure and dental arches are nearly perfect, at least compared to the average American. My facial structure and arches aren't nearly so good, but I'm the only 24 year old I know who didn't need braces for cosmetic reasons as a kid. I could have used them to straighten some back teeth, and my lower jaw is obviously small to anyone who knows something about facial structure, but lay-people are shocked to see my smile and learn that I never had braces.
My mom's dental arches are terrible - her parents were born in poor-food situations in the depression and grew up on white flour products and then fed their 10 kids that for cheapness (8 of them are diabetic now), and then I was conceived in the low-fat craze. It's almost certain that she wasn't getting nearly enough A, D, or K, or any other vitamin for that matter, yet my face wound up okay, maybe because of my dad? Or because I was the first kid? My younger sister's face is much worse off (as in, she'd honestly have looked ugly and deformed if she hadn't gotten braces), probably because I took what few vitamins my mom's body had in utero.
I know the article wasn't about facial structure, but it's the easiest one to relate to for my situation.
Interesting if true. Frankly I'm skeptical without knowing, among other things, the methodology of the mouse study and some sort of mechanism for transfer of "epigenetic" changes to offspring.
We have one controlled study and two epidemiological studies here. A lot of smoke but very little fire.
I don't know entirely how this relates, I'm kind of hopeless still on some of the science, but I just heard on one of Robb Wolf's podcasts a mention that non hodgkin's lymphoma is linked to celiac.
My dad passed away from complications from non hodgkin's lymphoma and it's making me wonder if I have a greater genetic disposition to have celiac (I've never thought I reacted at all to gluten, honestly) or possibly for non hodgkin's lymphoma.
It was a huge surprise to me. I remember researching non hodgkin's lymphoma when he was first diagnosed, but was looking more at his options and expected longevity, not causes. I do know that I have even more reasons to eat Paleo now though.
Wow..interesting to think about. My father's side seemed to run towards small families,usually no more than two kids.Both families were well off,fairly rural, with access to fresh foods.Everyone on that side seems to be tall,with few dental issues.My mother, on the other hand, is seven of thirteen,from a poor urban area.She very short in stature, and has had major health issues(including dental), as have most of her brothers and sisters.Her father, though, was rural raised and almost 7 feet tall..my maternal grandmother, also rural, was tall and healthy.My brother and I are a mixed bag..I got short stature and health issues,he came out tall and seems perfectly fine.Perhaps because he was first? We ate about 70% healthy and 30% junk.His diet is now very SAD(he and his wife eat out 4 times a week),and I have a feeling it will catch up soon.
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