Child health problems 'linked to father's age'

Interesting article over at . The interesting takeaway from it all is this list comparing children of fathers 24 years old with those 20 years older:

  • autism was more than three times as likely
  • a 13-fold increased risk of ADHD
  • double the risk of a psychotic disorder
  • 25 times more likely to have bipolar disorder
  • 2.5 times more likely to have suicidal behaviour or problems with drugs
  • lower scores at school

Now that is quite an impact.


very interesting.

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?

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