High-Sugar Diet in Fathers Can Lead to Obese Offspring

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High-sugar diet in fathers can lead to obese offspring
High-sugar diet in fathers can lead to obese offspring
A new study shows that increasing sugar in the diet of male fruit flies for just 1 or 2 days before mating can cause obesity in their offspring through alterations that affect gene expression in the embryo. The research, which is published online December 4 in the Cell Press journal Cell, provides insights into how certain metabolic traits are inherited and may help investigators determine whether they can be altered.
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