Epigenetic: how the environment influences the health and development of the offspring?

1 Nov 2013
November 2013, Vol.2, no.3

Quite little information is known regarding men’s reproductive health and its potential influence on their offspring. Most young men today have no idea that their choices and actions in every-day life could influence the health of their offspring. Laboratory of Dr. Sarah Kimmins, McGill University.

Nowadays, most people believe that whether we develop a disease or not depends mainly on the DNA we inherit from our parents. But obviously, the environment also has its share of responsibility regarding our health. Our lifestyle and the substances and factors which we are exposed to, such as what we eat, stress, exercise and toxicants, have a huge impact on the diseases that we could develop.