THE SHORT LIFE OF OLDER FATHER, THE LONG LIFE SPAN OF THEIR OFFSPRING According to the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Fathers who are preferred to have children until they’re almost at the age of 40 may provide their
The children will inherit the longertelomeres, caps at the end of thechromosomes which then protects themfrom the so-called degeneration. The longertelomeres provide slower aging and maymean a longer lifespan. However, basedfrom the research the older a manreproduces child is likely to producedisorders like autism. Moreover, olderfathers have a chance to lower intelligencescores than those born to younger men.
A study author and doctoral student atNorthwestern University in Evanston, Illinois-Dan Eisenberg. He said that most ofliterature also suggests risks from paternalage . The longer telomerse may delaysexual development, and direct the body’senergy into maintaining itself and stayinghealthy, he added. In addition, the latefatherhood may serve as a signal thatmortality rates are low.
The benefit was also seen ingrandchildren of men who became fathers atlater ages. The correlation held regardless ofwhether the families were rich or poor, thestudy said. A report released in MicronAssociates from the Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention, American men havetheir first child at the age of 25.