Friday Favorites: The Role of Epigenetics in the Obesity Epidemic

Amazingly, a baby with an obese surrogate mother and a thin biological mom may harbor a greater risk of becoming obese than a baby with a slim surrogate mom and a heavy biological mom.

A few years ago, I had a video about The Best Diet for Weight Loss and Disease Prevention ( ). But what triggered the whole obesity epidemic to begin with? There are a multitude of factors, and I covered many of them in my 11-video series on the epidemic:
• The Role of Diet vs. Exercise in the Obesity Epidemic ( )
• The Role of Genes in the Obesity Epidemic ( )
• The Thrifty Gene Theory: Survival of the Fattest ( )
• Cut the Calorie-Rich-And-Processed Foods ( )
• The Role of Processed Foods in the Obesity Epidemic ( )
• The Role of Taxpayer Subsidies in the Obesity Epidemic ( )
• The Role of Marketing in the Obesity Epidemic ( )
• The Role of Food Advertisements in the Obesity Epidemic ( )
• The Role of Personal Responsibility in the Obesity Epidemic ( )
• The Role of Corporate Influence in the Obesity Epidemic ( )
• The Role of the Toxic Food Environment in the Obesity Epidemic ( )

There are other ways by which we are what our moms ate:
• Heart Disease May Start in the Womb ( )
• Maternal Diet May Affect Stress Responses in Children ( )
• The Effect of Animal Protein on Stress Hormones, Testosterone, and Pregnancy ( )

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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  • @revolutionarydefeatism says:

    Is it healthy to eat orange with only the orange part peeled and the white layer kept?

  • @RagnaZerio says:

    First! Great video as always!

  • @lewis-sr3sr says:

    What are you doing this weekend?💞

  • @andrewpawley8883 says:

    I love this channel!

  • @vikilittle526 says:

    Both of my children were born after a 110-pound weight loss due to gastric bypass. They both became obese. However, I was still obese at that point. It was many years before I understood nutrition. Thanks for the video.

  • @proudchristian77 says:

    If u stay skinny & work at it u can not be on a wt loss diet ,its so easy, early emotional hits can effect this & does , how we get some fat people’s, its a crutch ! 🩼 & they turn off the im full button, oop’s, hugs people’s, i understand , i lean on something else , it cost to lean on it , but loosing mom was iffy hard to deal with , y we smoke stuff, it work’s! 💝🚴‍♀️

  • @kati-ana says:

    My mum, 4’9 and 70 lbs her whole life gave birth to three huge babies, me (4th child) being the only small baby. All but me, grew up obese. I was 90 lbs, had a normal sized baby (20 lbs) but she is a very large woman.

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