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LET'S DELVE INTO A TIME MAGAZINE ARTICLE THAT WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION SHALL WE?
In the 1980s, Dr. Lars Olov Bygren, a preventive-health specialist who is now at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, began to wonder what long-term effects the feast and famine years might have had on children growing up in Norrbotten in the 19th century — and not just on them but on their kids and grandkids as well.
Around the time he started collecting the data, Bygren had become fascinated with research showing that conditions in the womb could affect your health not only when you were a fetus but well into adulthood. In 1986, for example, the Lancet published the first of two groundbreaking papers showing that if a pregnant woman ate poorly, her child would be at significantly higher than average risk for cardiovascular disease as an adult. Bygren wondered whether that effect could start even before pregnancy: Could parents' experiences early in their lives somehow change the traits they passed to their offspring?
It was a heretical idea. After all, we have had a long-standing deal with biology: whatever choices we make during our lives might ruin our short-term memory or make us fat or hasten death, but they won't change our genes — our actual DNA. Which meant that when we had kids of our own, the genetic slate would be wiped clean.
The study of changes in gene activity that do not involve alterations to the genetic code but still get passed down to at least one successive generation.
baby lotions containing peanut oil may be partly responsible for the rise in peanut allergies;
high maternal anxiety during pregnancy is associated with the child's later development of asthma;
little kids who are kept too clean are at higher risk for eczema.
WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO BRING TO MY READERS ATTN:
1. read the article and come to the conclusion that we, men & women can effect our unborn children with OUR poor lifestyle choices
2. notice, how in coming to this conclusion, we have decided that the solution should be a drug
PREVENTION OVER INTERVENTION PLEASE
how about we rebuild the way of life
how about we end the obesity and sedentary lifestyle OPTION
why would we want to create more of what isn't working
why would we help to create and maintain a lifestyle that is unhealthy?
instead of pouring more money into studies of how we can fix a problem that can be prevented
let's NOT create more chemical solutions
NOW PLEASE DON’T GET ME WRONG
an unborn child should not suffer because of their parents mistakes...
that is the catch 22
but why are we fighting nature?
The great hope for ongoing epigenetic research is that with the flick of a biochemical switch, we could tell genes that play a role in many diseases — including cancer, schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer's, diabetes and many others — to lie dormant. We could, at long last, have a trump card to play against Darwin.
the things WE have conjured are the things that create the issues we battle
are we in too deep?