We all have a little bit of our parents in us! It can be the eyes, lips, height, hair or even your ability to gain and lose weight. Well, genetic inheritance surely plays a great role in designing our life and making us who we are. But, did you know that there are certain genes that we inherit ONLY from our fathers while there are certain genes that we inherit ONLY from our mothers? So, if you are complaining about your receding hairline or your weight gain, you need to know exactly whom to blame. Here are 7 traits that we inherit from our parents!
YOUR BODY’S ABILITY TO LOSE WEIGHT
In our body, there are two types of fat: Brown (good) Fat and White (bad) Fat. The brown fat helps in increasing your body’s metabolism and thus maintains your health and body weight. On the other hand, white fat leads to obesity and other diseases related to it. Our body has a little of both, brown and white fat. But, the amount of brown fat or the metabolism rate of your body is a trait that is inherited from your Mother.
YOUR BODY’S ABILITY TO GAIN WEIGHT
So, while your mother is responsible for your weight loss, you can blame your Father for the amount of white fat you have in your body. The amount of fat stored around your organs is a gene that is passed down from your father to you. Moreover, it is your diet and lifestyle that play a major role in helping your body gain weight.
Do you face problems focusing on your work? Well, blame it to your surroundings and your wandering mind. But, also blame it to your inheritance from you mother. If the serotonin levels were low in your Mother during her pregnancy, then you are sure to develop attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder sometime later in your life. These genes are passed from a mother to her child and henceforth. So, if you think you have problems focusing on your work, well call your mom and talk to her!
AGE OF PUBERTY
Puberty is the most important change and phase in one’s life. It is one milestone that we all look forward to, but also hate some of its side-effects such as voice change, acne, body hair, periods and more. Some children hit puberty early while some take longer time to get into this phase. Well, the age at which you hit puberty is however a trait that is inherited from your father. According to a study, a genetic mutation in the genes leads to premature puberty in children, and this gene is inherited from your father.
LAUGH AND AGE LINES
How and when you age is something that we all never want to see. But, did you know that your aging is related to the mitochondrial DNA in your genes which is inherited from your mother. However, there are other factors such as smoking, sun exposure and your diet that also affect your aging lines. So, if you inherit mtDNA that has undergone more mutation, then you will age faster than your real age. So, blame your mother for premature hair greying and wrinkles.
Did you know that your mood is governed by the corticolimbic system of your brain which plays the main role in disorders such as depression or any other mental illness? And, did you know that this trait is passed on from your mother to you (more likely to pass from mothers to daughters)? So, if you are feeling depressive or low, you now know the reason to it.
According to a new study that was published in Biological Psychiatry, it has been found that genetic risks related to your memory usually passes from a mother to her child. So, if you have problem with your memory or fear disorders such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, make sure you check your mother’s medical history in order to protect and prevent your brain from suffering such conditions.
A lot of women suffer from fertility issues these days! Well, you can blame it on external factors as well as the genes inherited from your father. Based on a study, it is found that a normal egg cell contains centrioles which get eliminated during the natural developmental process. But, if the centrioles are not eliminated, they cause sterility in a female.