Marcus Pembrey's research has shown that epigenetic modifications are inherited and it can take a few generations for them to disappear if the stimulus that caused them disappears from the environment. He's found that the grandchildren of Brits who lived through rationing in World War 2 as young children are more likely to be obese than those whose grandparents didn't go through that experience.
Originally Posted by gcbcb
Research in epigenetics is very much in its infancy. We can only speculate on what the long-term consequences of radical changes in our diet will be.
An absence of scientific evidence to prove that an extreme diet is not safe is not good enough for me. I want strong scientific evidence that it is safe for my ancestral group and demographic before I'll even consider any extreme diet.
Last edited by paleo-bunny; 03-07-2012 at 05:46 AM.
F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.