Skip to comments.What You Eat Affects You, Your Kids and Your Grandkids
Posted on 04/28/2010 6:19:43 PM PDT by decimon
While cancer victims usually blame themselves - I shouldn't have smoked, should have eaten better, should have exercised - or the cruelty of chance, they may now have a new scapegoat: Grandma.
Eating poorly during pregnancy can increase your children's and your grandchildren's risk of cancer, even if they themselves eat healthily, a new study on rats suggests.
The risk associated with high-fat diets, especially those high in omega-6 fatty acids, "can be passed from one generation to another without any further exposure," said lead researcher Sonia de Assis of Georgetown University.
This should not imply that fat causes cancer - many fats are quite good for you, after all. But it is more bad news for omega-6 fatty acids, found in corn oil and most non-grass-fed meats.
Omega 6s, while essential to a healthy diet, should be balanced with omega 3s. The optimum ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 is likely between 4:1 to 1:1, but in the typical American diet the ratio is more like between 20 and 16:1. This imbalance has previously been linked to a host of health problems, including depression, infertility, heart disease and, yes, cancer.
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My granma figured that one out.
I recall this logic from the forced slavery immigration of early America - the slaves that survived the journey across the Atlantic with low water and nutritional rations, also perpetuated some related weaknesses in diet/physiology that have been passed along.
Glad my mom ate like a pig...I hate it for folk whose moms ate like rats. ;-)>
They’re not so bad - I like them on Finn Crisp crackers with a dash of hot sauce.
Oh I love those with crackers and Louisiana hot sauce too. I eat them alone because my son and hubby can’t stand the smell.
Would this fit into epigenetics? Too far beyond me to guess.
I LOVE those things!