Junk food gets encoded in DNA of future children, scientists discover

By now, most people have heard various negative things about a Western diet: it is too fatty, too salty and too sugary. It can cause problems to the immune system, disturb the chemical makeup of the stomach, and, perhaps the most obvious of all symptoms, lead to obesity. Now, a study from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Maryland has provided yet another reason to drive past your favorite drive thru window:

the deleterious effects of a poor diet can leave a mark on the DNA, passing along the genes to your offspring.

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