Monday, January 19, 2009
Something to hang onto versus self loathing.
A 2006 study by the same scientists found that when fathers smoked as young boys, their sons tended to be more obese than did the sons of men who did not smoke as boys. Similar to the lab mice, the experience of the parents is visited upon the children and even the grandchildren. If the results hold up, says Whitelaw, "it would signal a paradigm shift in the way we think about the inheritance" of traits. [Emphasis added.]Still, I have no excuse for not going to the gym.