Thanks for the Dad bod Grandma and Grandpa! If you've always been a little more out of shape than you'd like, don't blame yourself, or all those snacks you ate watching football yesterday. Now you can blame your Grandparents for chain-smoking in their living room with the windows closed.
A new study just linked unwanted body fat to our grandparents' smoking habits. Specifically, grandfathers who started smoking early. It found you're more likely to be overweight if your grandfather started smoking before he turned 13.
It's not clear why, but they say it suggests that exposing ourselves to certain substances could affect our kids' or grandkids' health, not just our own. This finding could suggest that those who were exposed to certain substances may affect generations that follow! The report comes as part of the pioneering “Children of the 90s” study’s 30th anniversary.