Vaters Ernährung beeinflusst seine Spermienqualität

Abstract

Our daily food, especially vitamins of the B-family and secondary plant
metabolites, have the potential to modify epigenetic signatures, which
are located on both our DNA and associated histones. These bioactive
substances play an important role in activating and silencing gene
expression and, therefore, represent a bridge between nutrition and
health. Modified epigenetic signatures in our germ cells, e. g. caused by
obesity, may even be inherited to our children and grandchildren and
have the potential to affect health in their later life.