New study suggests your excess body fat could because your grandparents smoked

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Excess body fat is something that plagues millions of Americans, for various reasons. Well, now you can add your smoking grandparents to that list. A new study found a link between unwanted body fat and our grandparents' smoking habits. Specifically, grandfathers who started smoking at a young age.

The study couldn't quite pinpoint a reason why this correlation exists, but the do know now that the substances we consume can have not only have an effect on our own health, but our kid's and grandkid's.

I've managed to find hundreds, possibly thousands of things to blame for my own struggles in my life, but I've never thought about blaming my grandpa. Until now.