April 17, 2014

Daughters...not So Much

1 Men Who Smoked As Kids Have Fatter Sons

The sins of the father may indeed be literally visited upon their sons. University of Bristol researchers who questioned almost ten thousand British fathers and then followed their children for five years found that the sons of men who had begun smoking cigarettes before they were teenagers were fatter than sons of nonsmokers or those who began smoking later in life. Specifically, men who were regular smokers by the age of eleven had male children who had the highest BMIs in the study and carried five to ten more pounds of body fat when given full body scans at ages 13, 15 and 17. Researchers have no explanation for the link -- which was also present in female children but to a lesser degree -- especially since the early-smoking fathers themselves generally had below average BMIs.

More at Dailymail.co.uk | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Obesity May Effect School Performance

Tags: Causes of Childhood Obesity, University of Bristol, Smoking and Obesity, Obesity and Heredity, Smoking and Genetic Changes

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Separated 8 Months Ago

2 Formerly Conjoined Twins Leave Hospital

Nine month-old twin boys who were conjoined at the chest and abdomen and separated at one-month of age, are ready to go home from Medical City Children’s Hospital, Dallas, where the surgery was performed. The boys have been in neonatal intensive care since the surgery and are still being fed through tubes in their stomachs. “When this is over, we’re going to be a family and it’s going to be great,” said the babies’ father, Dave Ezell. “We have to learn how to basically be their 24-hour nursing care, as well as their parents. I think the parenting part is going to be the easy part,” said Jenni Ezell, the boys’ mother. The Ezells will receive training on how to care for their babies. It’s going to be a journey,” said Jenni.

More at Www.today.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Parents of Conjoined Cameroon Twins Seeks Help

Tags: Conjoined Twins, Jenni and Dave Ezell, Medical City Children’s Hospital

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