Longevity Enhanced in Children Born to Older Fathers

by Savitha C Muppala on  June 13, 2012 at 9:15 AM Research News
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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.
 Longevity Enhanced in Children Born to Older Fathers
Longevity Enhanced in Children Born to Older Fathers
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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.

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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.

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