You Are What Your Parents Ate!

Neuherberg, March 14, 2016. Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München, in collaboration with researchers from Technical University of Munich and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), have shown that diet-induced obesity and diabetes can be epigenetically* inherited by the offspring via both the oocytes and the sperm. The results were recently published in the journal ‘Nature Genetics’. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)