Sunday, July 21, 2013

Repost: Report: Obese dads raise kids' cancer risk

I've contributed to the Orlando Sentinel's Moms at Work blog since 2010. The blog is changing content management systems and my old posts will no longer be available to the public, so I'm reposting them here, in the order that they were originally posted.

Feb. 13, 2013

Lots of women decide to get fit before trying to conceive, but some research indicates that men who want to father children should also do a better job of watching their weight.

A BMC Medicine study shows that an obese dad's genes could increase a child's risk for cancer later in life.

Additional research is now under way to determine whether intervention can affect the expression of the gene change that represents the increased risk for cancer.

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