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Ample serving of new diet books to jump-start 2015 health resolutions

You probably know someone who lives on doughnuts but never seems to gain weight. While others just glance at a bagel and pack on the pounds.

That’s just proof that we all have different nutritional demands and deficits, said Traci D. Mitchell, author of the coming “Belly Burn Plan” diet book. She advocates a personalized plan of eating and exercising tailored to your body type — not the one-size-fits-all trendy diet of the moment.

“It’s a necessity, in my opinion,” Mitchell said. “There is no silver-bullet approach that works for everyone. I think you have a better chance of sticking to a diet that’s tailored to fit you, instead of a cookie-cutter approach.”

There are four body types, Mitchell said, categorized according to where you tend to store fat. If you’re an “apple,” it all shows up in the midsection. “Pears” carry it in their hips and thighs. The “inverted pyramid” stores the extra weight in the upper body, tapering down to narrower hips and thighs. The “hourglass” adds weight overall from head to toe.

These body types correspond to hormone irregularities in the body, Mitchell said.

“When you eat for your body type, you begin to see results quickly, and you stick with it because it works,” she said.

For example: Apple shapes indicate insulin and cortisol irregularities. So the apple needs to limit carbs and caffeine and eat a high-protein diet. A pear, meanwhile, is likely suffering from estrogen overload that can contribute to lower-body weight gain. A diet that is lower in fat (no more than 20%) and higher in unrefined carbs will jump-start weight loss, Mitchell says.

There is one common denominator that Mitchell sees in almost all her clients: too much stress.

“Stress management is huge. It’s a big contributor to weight gain. A failure to manage your everyday lifestyle leads to weight gain.”

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“The Belly Burn Plan” arrives on bookshelves in March. As we kick off 2015 with health and fitness resolutions still fresh in our minds, here’s a look at some of the newest books arriving on the multibillion-dollar diet scene.

You’ll notice a trend: They almost all home in on a particular angle (your hormones, your psychology, food allergies and even your lack of sleep) as the weight gain villain.

As you peruse, remember this: You don’t need to buy a new book to know you should cut back on junk food and should eat more vegetables. The best diet for you is the one that you’ll actually stick to.

(If we overlooked your favorite approach, please let us know by commenting online. And tell us why we should write about it in a later edition of Mind Body.)

‘The 5 Skinny Habits’ by David Zulberg

Functional food hits the spot for those with an appetite for health

‘Functional food’ hits the spot for those with an appetite for health Peg Moline More than ever, people are getting the message that food can improve health, and research continues to show that nutrition plays a crucial role in the prevention of disease, especially chronic disease. And if you’ve been paying attention to that message, chances are you’ve heard the word… More than ever, people are getting the message that food can improve health, and research continues to show that nutrition plays a crucial role in the prevention of disease, especially chronic disease. And if you’ve been paying attention to that message, chances are you’ve heard the word… ( Peg Moline ) –>

Let’s get metaphysical. The author, a scholar, makes the case that we need only draw on ancient wisdom passed down from the likes of Aristotle and master physicians such as Maimonides and Hippocrates to live healthier, happier (and skinnier) lives, no strict dieting needed. There are two guiding principals: Don’t overeat, and exercise at the right pace.

‘The HD Diet’ by Keren Gilbert

If you avoid dieting because you fear hunger pangs, check this one out. HD stands for a lot of things in this book, including “hydrophilic” (water absorbent) and “high hydro” (water rich). Bottom line: Eat fiber-rich foods, like trendy chia seeds, oatmeal, pears and garbanzo beans, to feel satiated between meals. This diet encourages snacking, as long as you choose HD-compliant foods.

‘The Hormone Reset Diet’ by Dr. Sara Gottfried

It’s not you, it’s your hormones. The author of last year’s bestseller “The Hormone Cure” is back with a diet to back up her belief that hormone upset is undermining your ability to lose weight. Get the body’s seven major metabolic hormones back in line with this “reset” diet, and your weight should follow, she said. You’ll say goodbye to sugar, caffeine, dairy, grains and gluten, but you can add some back during a trial phase to see whether they affect you.

‘The Skinny Gut Diet’ by Brenda Watson

Health begins in the gut, writes the author, whose research delves into one of science’s hottest frontiers: microbiomes. Your gut bacteria — all 100 trillion of them — contribute to everything from weight to the body’s inflammation levels, the author says. You’ll ditch grains and sugars as you eat to foster a healthy bacterial ecosystem and tip the scales in your favor.

‘The Skinny Jeans Diet’ by Lyssa Weiss

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Do you like lists of tips, tricks and food swaps that will help trim calories and avoid bingeing on junk? Then you’ll love this book, written in girlfriend-to-girlfriend style. One tactic that had us LOLing: Relabel your trigger foods as “bad boyfriend” foods — and kick ’em to the curb.

‘The Thyroid Solution Diet’ by Dr. Ridha Arem

Could your thyroid be making you fat? Arem, an endocrinologist, makes the case that an off-kilter thyroid could menace your weight-loss efforts. (Cutting calories will actually cause you to gain weight if you have a thyroid imbalance, Arem writes.) If you also struggle with depression, irritability, thinning hair and dry skin, you might recognize yourself in these pages. His solution includes a protein-rich, low-glycemic take on the Mediterranean diet.

‘The 20/20 Diet’ by Dr. Phil McGraw

The TV talk-show host wrote “The Ultimate Weight Loss Solution” in 2003, and it became a bestseller. He returns with a book that examines the psychology behind unhealthful habits. He offers a diet plan that revolves around 20 foods (chickpeas, leafy greens and yogurt among them) known for their metabolism-boosting properties.

‘Zero Belly Diet’ by David Zinczenko

Written by the author of the “Eat This, Not That!” series, this book is not just about unveiling six-pack abs at the beach this summer. Its title takes aim at belly fat — visceral fat — the type that signals risk of heart disease, diabetes and more. If you hate to cook, you’ll enjoy the book’s simple recipes. It also includes an extensive, and rigorous, workout plan to build fat-burning muscle.

‘The Piper Protocol’ by Tracy Piper

Cleansing, juicing, detoxing, and colonics versus enemas. This book has it all. Here’s how serious this book is about juicing and cleansing: You spend three weeks working up to a rigorous weeklong juice cleanse.

‘The Adrenal Reset Diet’ by Alan Christianson

Your adrenal glands control cortisol. And excess cortisol contributes to weight gain, especially abdominal fat, which leads to sugar cravings and more. Break this cycle, the book argues, with lifestyle changes that slash stress, sugars and what the author labels toxic proteins, such as eggs, wheat and dairy.

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All You Need to Know About Paleo, Clean Program, Gluten-Free and the 5:2 …

GOOD AND CLEAN, but maybe not so fun: Each January, millions of people vow to shed pounds and become virtuous eaters. Many will start to eat like cave men or go gluten-free. Others may take a more drastic approach and fast two days a week or detox their systems by cutting out all but the basics. To help you master the new year cleanse, here’s our breakdown of four of the most popular healthy food movements you’re likely to embrace in 2015.


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PALEO

The Big Idea: Eat the way our hunter-gatherer forebears did in the Paleolithic Era, surviving on hormone- and antibiotic-free meat and fish, as well as fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds.

The Promise: Fat loss, muscle gain, more energy, smoother skin, better digestion and a stronger immune system.

What You’ll Be Eating a Lot of: Wild-caught fish, cage-free eggs, chicken, turkey, bison, fruits and vegetables, nuts, and good fats such as olive oil and avocado.

What You’ll Be Cutting Out: All cereal grains and legumes, including wheat, oats, corn, brown rice, soy and kidney beans; dairy products such as milk and cheese; and processed or sugary foods such as soda, candy bars or chips.

Almost as Good as the Real Thing: If you like spaghetti and meatballs, try meatballs and marinara over spaghetti squash.

The Drawbacks: Organic food can be expensive.

David Katz

of Yale’s Prevention Research Center warns: “The Paleo banner is often flown as an excuse to eat modern, domesticated, grain-fed, fatty meat utterly unlike the meat our ancestors ate.”

The Poster Children: Lucy the cave woman, NBA star LeBron James, actor

Matthew McConaughey

and the entire Melbourne Football Club.

The Resources: Books // The original “The Paleo Diet Cookbook” (£13);

Tom Parker Bowles

’s new “Let’s Eat Meat” (£17); Australian celebrity chef

Pete Evans

’s “Paleo Every Day” (£19), released this month. App // Paleo Central (70 pence) contains 4,000 items in its database so you can see what is and is not Paleo and find alternatives.

The Place to Try It: At Sea Containers at the Mondrian London,

Seamus Mullen

has created a virtually carb-free menu. “The Paleo way of eating is really about embracing seasonal produce and healthy, natural, saturated fats,” he says.


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CLEAN PROGRAM

The Big Idea: Developed by

Alejandro Junger,

the Clean Program is a 21-day diet that allows one solid meal a day (lunch), two liquid meals and supplements. The diet cuts out foods that cause allergies and digestive problems.

The Promise: The diet claims to depuff and detoxify the body, improve skin, sleep, digestion and energy, and reduce bloating, constipation and joint pain. Post-cleanse, dieters should be more aware of how their body reacts to certain foods.

What You’ll Be Eating a Lot of: Wild fish, chicken and turkey, brown rice, quinoa, legumes and beans, vegetables, whole fruits, nuts, avocado, good oils such as coconut and olive, green tea, stevia—and a lot of nutrient shakes and juices.

What You’ll Be Cutting Out: Soy, dairy, gluten, eggs, pork, beef, corn, tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, peppers, bananas, grapes, straw-berries, caffeine, alcohol and processed sugars.

Almost as Good as the Real Thing: Instead of french fries, try root vegetable fries made from carrots and parsnips.

The Drawbacks: The 21-day program kit, which includes supplements and recipes, costs $425 (£280). Some Clean dieters complain of headaches and low energy. Plus, it’s difficult to have a social life when your dinner is a shake.

The Poster Children: Actresses

Demi Moore

and

Gwyneth Paltrow,

and fashion designer

Donna Karan.

The Resources: Books // Dr. Junger’s “Clean” (£10) and “Clean Eats” (£13); Gwyneth Paltrow’s “It’s All Good” (£16). Online // The Clean Program includes a support community, with tips, recipes, videos and a members’ chat room; my.cleanprogram.com

The Place to Try It:

Bruno Loubet,

chef-owner of Grain Store in London, has created a veg-heavy menu. His creativity shines with dishes such as leek and butternut squash “cannelloni” where leeks replace noodles.


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GLUTEN-FREE

The Big Idea: Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. In “Wheat Belly,” cardiologist William Davis says the protein is also the cause of health problems such as arthritis, hypertension and obesity.

The Promise: By cutting out gluten-loaded pastas and breads for wheat-free foods, you’ll lose weight, have more energy and lose the bloated “wheat belly.”

What You’ll Be Eating a Lot of: Buckwheat, quinoa, flax, millet, rice, gluten-free flours (rice, soy, corn), eggs, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and poultry.

What You’ll Be Cutting Out: Bread, pasta, beer, cereal, cookies, flour tortillas, couscous, muffins, some oats, gravy and some salad dressings.

Almost as Good as the Real Thing: Luckily, gluten-free products are popping up in supermarkets around the world. For beer drinkers, Spain’s Estrella Damm Daura is made with barley malt. Pasta lovers can try Andean Dream Quinoa Spaghetti.

The Drawbacks: You can’t eat bread, and who doesn’t love bread?

The Poster Children: Designer

Victoria Beckham,

tennis player Novak Djokovic, actress

Rachel Weisz,

Bill Clinton

(mostly).

The Resources: Books // “Gluten is my Bitch” (£12); “Wheat Belly” (£9). Apps // Gluten Free Restaurant Items (£2) locates restaurants within a 30-mile radius and shows which dishes are gluten-free. Scan bar codes with Coeliac UK (free) to see which products are gluten-free when shopping.

The Place to Try It:

Anna Hansen

became gluten intolerant when pregnant and now has gluten-free dishes on her menu at London’s the Modern Pantry, such as coriander and curry leaf besan chips with tahini lemon cream.


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THE 5:2 FAST

The Big Idea: Five days of normal eating, and two days of eating one quarter of your recommended calorie quota (about 500 calories for women and 600 for men).

The Promise: A loss of about half a kilo a week if you don’t overeat on your normal days, plus health benefits such as an improvement in blood pressure and lower cholesterol. It also helps people become more in touch with their hunger cues.

What You’ll Be Eating a Lot of: On fast days, you’ll eat high-protein, high-fiber foods, because these are more satiating. Think chicken and fish, and leafy green vegetables and legumes.

What You’ll Be Cutting Out: On fast days, avoid refined carbs such as pasta, rice and potatoes, and sugar-laden sweets such as doughnuts and other pastries.

Almost as Good as the Real Thing: On non-fast days, eat whatever you like, from a double bacon cheeseburger to a slice of pecan pie. But you might pay for it when you’re fasting again.

The Drawbacks: On fasting days, you may experience lower energy and mood swings. “This is impossible to share with family and turn into a lifestyle,” says Dr. Katz.

The Poster Children: Model

Miranda Kerr,

singer

Jennifer Lopez,

actress

Jennifer Aniston,

TV presenter

Phillip Schofield.

The Resources: Books // “400 Calorie Fix” (£2); “The Fast Diet” (£6). App // The 5:2 Diet Complete Meal Planner (£2) shares 100-calorie breakfast ideas and recipes for 200-calorie dinners. Online // Chat with other fasters on the Fast Diet forums; thefastdiet.co.uk/forums

The Place to Try It: Sam’s Brasserie Bar in Chiswick introduced low-calorie dishes specifically for 5:2 dieters. “A personal favorite of mine is the minced pork lo-lo meatballs,” says executive chef

Mark Baines.

“Guests couldn’t believe it was a diet dish.”

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HCG Diet Conveyor Belts Fat Out of Body: Eisenstein Protocol Helps Diabetes …

In 2009 Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, who had been struggling with weight issues for more than 30 years, attended a conference of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and heard about the HCG Diet from a number of people.  When an old classmate mentioned it he got the idea he should seriously look into the program.  The result was he lost over 100 pounds, which he has kept off for over five years, and now uses The Eisenstein HCG Diet Protocol for hundreds of patients who have not only are losing weight but discarding their diabetes and blood pressure medications as their conditions improve from this interesting form of weight loss.

In a twist from other programs, 50% of the weight loss is fat that is literally conveyor belted out of the body while muscle mass and water weight loss is minimized.  This is vital because many diets dig into muscle mass and that might usher in additional health problems or, for those severely overweight, the sagging skin issues that are all too common.  Having treated over 500 people, Dr. Eisenstein tells Dr. Klatz that virtually everyone who was taken insulin for diabetes stopped taking their pharmaceutical medications about six months.  Blood pressure meds are also discarded by long-term adherents to the Eisenstein HCG Diet.  Each patient is carefully monitored and their body mass index measured every two weeks.      

During a 2011 appearance on Dr. Ron Klatz’s health radio show, Second Opinion, Dr. Eisenstein shared the full story in a series of informative segments where talked about the evolution of The Eisenstein Protocol, how the meal plans came about, why the program can help with many aspects of the destructive Metabolic Syndrome, and how happy Dr. Eisenstein is to bring this winning formula to the public. 

The radio show has been edited into series of seven highly informative podcasts with Dr. Mayer Eisenstein talking about his HCG Diet Protocol on the Second Opinion health radio show hosted by Dr. Ron Klatz:

Evolution of Dr. Eisenstein’s Metabolic HCG Diet, Lost 100+ Lbs. Patients Family Love It

Dr. Eisenstein HCG Diet Conveyor Belts Fat Out of Body, Results with Little Muscle-Water Weight Loss

Metabolic Syndrome Eisenstein HCG Diet, Many Symptoms Can Be Alleviated With Proper Weight Loss

Dr. Eisenstein’s HCG Diet Burns 50% Fat, Details on What HCG Diet Actually Do In Your Body

How to Eat Not Eat on Dr. Eisenstein’s Metabolic HCG Diet, He Lost Over 100 Pounds On This Diet

Diabetes, Blood Pressure HCG Diet, Dr. Mayer Eisenstein’s HCG Patients See Improvement on Both

Foods, Pharmaceuticals HCG Diet, Dr. Eisenstein on Meal Plans, Reactions, Drugs, Success

About Dr. Mayer Eisenstein:

Dr. Mayer Eisenstein is a graduate of the University of Illinois Medical School, the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Public Health, and the John Marshall Law School. In his 33 years in medicine, he and his practice have cared for over 75,000 parents, grandparents and children. He is Board Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He is a recipient of the Howard Fellowship, Health Professional Scholarship, University of Illinois School of Medicine Scholarship, and is a member of the Illinois Bar.

He is co-host of Know Your Rights Radio Show, aired weekly on Blog Talk Radio and repeated on Natural News Radio with has an audience numbering in the millions with Vaccine Rights Attorney Alan Phillips and the guests, questions and issues are huge and compelling. 

He is the author of: Give Birth at Home With The Home Birth Advantage, Safer Medicine, Don’t Vaccinate Before You Educate, Mayer Eisenstein MD, JD, MPH Unavoidably Dangerous – Medical Hazards of HRT and Unlocking Nature’s Pharmacy. His medical film “Primum Non Nocere” (Above All Do No Harm), a documentary on home birth, was an award winner at the Chicago Film Festival in 1987. Some of his guest appearances include: the “Phil Donahue Show”, “Milt Rosenberg Show”, “Today in Chicago”, “Ask the Expert”, “Daybreak”, “Oprah Winfrey Show”, “Ed Schwartz Radio Show”, “Hannity and Colmes” on Mandatory Immunizations. “WMAQ TV news ‘Unnecessary Hysterectomy'”, “Chicago Fox TV News – ‘Immunizations – Are They Necessary?'”, CBC Newsworld Canada – “Are Mass Immunizations Necessary?”.

Since 1987, his weekly radio show “The Dr. Mayer Eisenstein Show”, has aired in the Chicagoland area. In the live call-in format, all listeners comments, questions or medical experiences are welcome by Dr. Eisenstein. His latest seminar “Saturdays with Dr. Eisenstein” is devoted to chronic medical problems in our society, high blood pressure, high Cholesterol, muscle and joint pain, and intestinal problems (Heartburn, Acid Reflux, IBS, GERD etc.).

Scientific studies have shown that treating these conditions early can increase life expectancy and quality of life. Dr. Eisenstein will discuss Natural formulations which can help you avoid the need for pharmaceutical drugs in virtually all cases. Dr. Eisenstein’s philosophy comes from his years in medicine, law and Public Health, combined with his years as a husband, father, and grandfather.

For more information contact UniGlobal Media Group at 800-864-4562 or [email protected]

Prioritize exercise, diet to fight fatigue, depression after breast-cancer …

Eat your veggies and get plenty of exercise is good advice for anyone, but it especially rings true for breast cancer patients.

Women who have just gone through surgery, chemotherapy or radiation may not feel like concentrating on their diet or lifting weights, but it could be a matter of life or death.

Recent studies have shown that exercise is even more critical than once thought.

“The largest study to date followed survivors over five years and found that one to two hours of brisk walking per week was associated with 40 percent lower risk of death overall compared with those who were less active,” said Susan Brown, managing director of health and mission program education at Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

A 2011 meta-analysis of studies found that the mortality rate for breast cancer was 34 percent lower for women who were very active when compared with women with breast cancer who weren’t active.

Even though much of the research has focused on the long-term effects of exercise, many of the results can be felt right away, said Julie Everett, physical therapist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and a certified lymphedema specialist.

“It can increase your energy, which sounds a little backward,” Everett said. “You’re expelling energy to gain more. If you increase your calorie burn, it can decrease the fatigue.”

She said that exercise also combats depression, which is common with cancer patients.

Experts agree that the key is figuring out how to get back into exercising or even start a routine from scratch when a woman is undergoing breast cancer treatment or has had surgery.

Southern Illinois residents are fortunate in that a program geared toward cancer patients can be found at John A. Logan College in Carterville and Davies Hall at SIU in Carbondale.

Strong Survivors is an exercise and nutrition program for cancer survivors and caregivers.

Phil Anton, or Dr. Phil as he is known by some of his students, is a professor of exercise physiology in the Department of Kinesiology at SIU and exercise program director of Strong Survivors. Anton supervises the exercise portion of Strong Survivors which includes student volunteers from his classes at SIU.

Anton has said he felt a calling to become involved in some way with fighting cancer when his cousin died from cancer many years ago when he was a college student.

The Strong Survivors program consists of advice on nutrition from program co-sponsor, Southern Illinois Healthcare, but also includes an exercise routine streamlined for each cancer patient’s need.

At last count, the Strong Survivors program had helped over 325 cancer survivors and caregivers by striving to improve their quality of life both physically and mentally.

Area residents can join the program as soon as they receive a cancer diagnosis.

The Strong Survivors class at Logan meets twice a week, for 12 weeks. The classes teach nutrition, and participants are shown proper exercise techniques which are performed under the watchful eye of a trainer. Personalized, flexible-schedule exercise training is also available in Davies Hall at SIU.

Southern Illinois Healthcare provides funding, support and nutrition expertise for program participates, and there is no charge to attend the Strong Survivors classes.

SIU students assist those with cancer and their caregivers while acquiring practical, hands-on experience as personal trainers.

Research data is also gathered from program participants.

“We individualize the exercise program to each participant.” Anton says. “For example, breast cancer could mean the person has limited ability to use one arm or sometimes both.”

He says one of the factors that make Strong Survivors unique is that caregivers are welcome to come to the class and learn right along with the cancer patients.

“Cancer is tough on the person who has it but almost tougher on those in a support position,” Anton said. “They often feel helpless and maybe don’t know what to say or do.”

The re-assessment after the initial 12 weeks has concluded seems to indicate that the exercise program is working.

“We have seen improvement in at least one of the test areas in every single person since we started,” he says. “In the majority of cases, we see improvement in all the test areas. We also see an improvement in mood and attitude.”

Anton says the facts and figures help him with his research but there’s more to the program than just numbers.

“I see on their faces that the program is working,” he says. “That’s much more valuable to me than any piece of research data.”

High-sugar diet in fathers can lead to obese offspring

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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. There is also evidence that a similar system regulates obesity susceptibility in mice and humans. 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.

Research has shown that various factors that are passed on by parents or are present in the uterine environment can affect offspring’s metabolism and body type. Investigators led by Dr. J. Andrew Pospisilik, of the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Germany, and team member Dr. Anita Öst, now at Linkoping University in Sweden, sought to understand whether normal fluctuations in a parent’s diet might have such an impact on the next generation.

Through mating experiments in Drosophila melanogaster, or fruit flies, the scientists found that dietary interventions in males could change the body composition of offspring, with increased sugar leading to obesity in the next generation. High dietary sugar increased gene expression through epigenetic changes, which affect gene activity without changing the DNA’s underlying sequence. “To use computer terms, if our genes are the hardware, our epigenetics is the software that decides how the hardware is used,” explains Dr. Öst. “It turns out that the father’s diet reprograms the epigenetic ‘software’ so that genes needed for fat production are turned on in their sons.”

Because epigenetic programs are somewhat plastic, the investigators suspect that it might be possible to reprogram obese epigenetic programs to lean epigenetic programs. “At the moment, we and other researchers are manipulating the epigenetics in early life, but we don’t know if it is possible to rewrite an adult program,” says Dr. Öst.

The fruit fly models and experiments that the team designed will be valuable resources for the scientific community. Because the flies reproduce quickly, they can allow investigators to quickly map out the details of how nutrition and other environmental stimuli affect epigenetics and whether or not they can be modulated, both early and later in life.

“It’s very early days for our understanding of how parental experiences can stably reprogram offspring physiology, lifelong. The mechanisms mapped here, which seem in some way to be conserved in mouse and man, provide a seed for research that has the potential to profoundly change views and practices in medicine,” says Dr. Pospisilik.

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Cell, Öst et al.: “Paternal diet defines offspring chromatin state and intergenerational obesity”


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