Recent insight from Northwestern University comes as
a surprise as it questions earlier opinion on the subject of parental age and
the health and lifespan of children.
The study found that children born to older fathers
and grandfathers can enjoy longer lifespan and better health. This contradicts earlier research which had
always underlined the benefit of younger age of fathers and healthier children.
Infact, scientists had gone a step further to say that children born to older
fathers may be victims of birth defects and health disorders.
A study of more than 1,700 young adults in the
Philippines which tracked the subjects for more than three decades has revealed
that children of older fathers inherit longer telomeres, thus improving longevity.
This can be a benefit to children of many generations.