In mice, daughters of overweight dads have altered breast tissue, higher cancer risk

Posted by on June 24, 2016 2:02 pm
Categories: Science

Obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth through childhood, and have delayed development of their breast tissue as well as increased rates of breast cancer. The findings come from one of the first animal studies to examine the impact of paternal obesity on future generations’ cancer risk.

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