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Exercise Can Affect Your Future Children’s Genes

By November 29, 2022 No Comments

Research shows regular physical activity in men generates gene changes in sperm DNA and has beneficial effects on your offspring’s health.
This is called transgenerational epigenetic inheritance and if you’re planning a baby, make sure to exercise properly for at least 2 months before conceiving.

Some facts:
1. Exercising 2 times a week on a treadmill at a high intensity for no more than 23 minutes per session for 8 weeks was enough to produce gene changes in sperm DNA that may affect cognition.

2. For men, 3 months of high-intensity aerobic exercise done 2 times a week was enough to see changes in paternally inherited genes involved in risk of autism, Alzheimer’s disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, obesity, type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis.

3. Bad traits that occur from poor lifestyle choices can be passed on as well. ​​Paternal obesity is associated with sperm gene methylation changes that increase risk of developing cancers, such as Wilms’ tumor, colorectal cancer and ovarian cancer.

Keep on with your health for your future offspring, and share this fun fact with your friends and family members. 😉
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Article Credit: Private MD Labs

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