Fathers of American newborns are getting older: More men are waiting until their 40s to start a family - which could cause more birth defects, a study warns



American men are starting families later in life - increasing the risks of birth defects, a new study has revealed.
The average paternal age in the United States grew three-and-a-half years between 1972 and 2015, from 27.4 to 30.9.
Men over 40 now account for nine percent of US births and men over 50 account for nearly one percent.
Experts say the older age could help the upbringing of children because older fathers are more likely to have better jobs and a stable economic standing. 
But, older fathers are also more likely to contribute to birth defects such as autism, schizophrenia and... read more

 
30 August 2017 in Health, Views: 45
Source: Daily Mail
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