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Lockedtothechrome t1_j535ry2 wrote

Didn’t they also prove this is true of the fathers sperm? That there were differences in the sperm of obese men versus fitter men.

It makes sense that health and lifestyle would have an impact on the fetus and then baby. Biology and evolution have always shown that genetics and state of the parents tends to factor into the offspring, which is why we have the whole “only the strong survive” thing( exceptions exist of course, as do illnesses mutations, etc.)

I don’t think any of this should be used to control women and their bodies, or pregnancies. But people who want children should also be aware of the information so they can weigh how much it matters to them. Or so they can be aware that they might be having a more complicated pregnancy/ child.


SerialStateLineXer t1_j54gvr8 wrote

>Didn’t they also prove this is true of the fathers sperm? That there were differences in the sperm of obese men versus fitter men.

If true, this is almost certainly mediated by genetics to some extent, since obese men are genetically different from lean men living in the same society.


Lockedtothechrome t1_j558trf wrote

It was the same mens sperm they were looking at when a man was obese they looked at the sperm, and after the men would lose weight they re-looked at the sperm and their were changes in the dna


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TinyChaco t1_j50bt9c wrote

That must be why I'm such an idiot. That, and smoking weed at 16. Don't do marijuanas, kids.


QuestionableAI t1_j51elyn wrote

So, I;m waiting for the first State to make it illegal for women to be obese and/or have diabetes during pregnancy and jail those women until they are skinny or cured at $400 a diabetes shot, charged to the woman, of course. She gets to stay jailed until she pays for the costs associated with her health and the child's birth. Other medical issues associated with pregnant women will be added as necessary.../

It's coming.