20 Jul 2016

Grandfather's Obesity May Affect Grandchild's Health

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A father's metabolic health can be passed from generation to generation, affecting not only his children but more importantly his grandchildren, suggests a study.

According to the study published in the journal Molecular Metabolism, parental obesity can have harmful effects on future generations. "A baby's health has long been considered the mother's responsibility as soon as she falls pregnant. Now, we've found powerful evidence, in a mouse model, that father's nutrition and metabolic health can influence his sons and even his grandsons," said Catherine Suter, Associate Professor, Victor Chang Institute.

Hyderabad boy Rohit Khandelwal crowned Mr World 2016



London, Jul 20 (PTI) Rohit Khandelwal has become the first Indian to win the coveted Mr World title at the grand finale of the 2016 competition in the UK, defeating 46 contestants from across the globe.

26-year-old Khandelwal, who looked dapper in a tuxedo by designer Nivedita Saboo, received a cash prize of USD 50,000 on winning this celebrated title at the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre in Southport.

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