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Research in epigenetics took off after a 2003 study published in Molecular Cell Biology found that giving nutritional supplements to female mice during pregnancy could affect the color of a mother’s offspring’s fur as well as their risk of developing obesity, diabetes, and cancer. These changes were linked to the methylation of a single gene.
Gut flora has also been linked to obesity. Over the past five years,
Jeffrey Gordon of Washington University
in St Louis, Missouri, and colleagues have shown that there are marked
differences in the gut flora of obese and lean individuals. Their
analysis suggested that the microbes in obese individuals are releasing
nutrients from food that would have remained undigested in lean
individuals. Importantly, they showed that transferring the microbiota
from obese mice into lean mice caused the lean mice to put on weight
(Nature, DOI: 10.1038/nature05414
Originally posted by heavymetalgolfer
. I have a high risk for type 2 diabetes given my family history, so I am pulling out all the stops and taking action!
The bad news for people trying to slim is that the body is programmed to resist weight loss, according to new Australian research.
It is well known that dieters and people exercising to shed kilos often hit a plateau - a point where weight loss stops that is difficult to push past.
Weight management consultants recommend longer exercise times, higher intensity or cross training to combat it.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
The history of Diabetics in my family is a hit and miss. Some who are over weight seem to develop it early and the others who maintain their lower body weight seem not to develop it. I know there are study after study out there saying there is a genetic connection but from what I've seen diet and lifestyle plays a very large factor.