It Is Possible to See Your Future Generation Healthy?
fast-paced and stressful lifestyles, we are
threatened by several chronic disease such high
blood cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and
cancers. They are not the diseases for the
elders. Instead, the younger generations are
being pulled into the pool of diseases at a
young people are now becoming victims of cancer,
obesity and diabetes.
Here are some alarming facts:
Here are some facts to clear your doubts;
Over the past three decades, the proportion of
children has doubled among 2-5 years old and
tripled among 6-19 years old.
Diabetes rates are increasing among youth. In
the US, about
154,000 youth under the age of 20 years old,
have diabetes. In 2006, one in 523 people
younger than 20 years old has
Cancer rates among teens and those in their
early 20’s are
rising, particularly involving cancers of
lymphoma, melanoma and germ cell tumors
(including testicular germ cell tumors).
When we read the above, we begin to wonder
whether we can really see our future generation
healthy. Some of the chronic diseases are
inherited, such as cancers, diabetes and even
obesity. The probability of us passing “healthy
traits” to our offspring is actually viable and
changes can be brought about through proper and
The research in
the US revealed that lifestyle changes
including proper diet and more exercises, will
not only lead to better physical health but also
bring about changes at a genetic level.
lifestyle is said to cause genetic damage.
or drinking alcohol can bring about chemical
changes in men’s semen. The changes could be
possibly inherited by their immediate
descendants and their next generations.
controversy on genetic changes via healthy
lifestyle still ongoing.
But why wait for the research to bring good
news? The results could be years away. Why not
lead an active and healthy lifestyle, as you can
boost your health status. If your immediate
generation and future generation stand to
benefit from a possible healthier genetic
status, this would be a plus point, of which you
have nothing to lose.