Older Fathers Birth Defects. Infants born to older fathers have lower Apgar scores an assessment of health after birth and a higher risk of premature birth late still birth low birth weight newborn seizures and birth defects such as congenital heart disease and cleft palate according to the review. The rising age of fathers has been associated with reproductive problems including spontaneous abortion and with genetic diseases like achondroplasia a type of dwarfism and Apert syndrome which.
Experts claim that after 35 the risk of chromosomal abnormalities such as Downs. Why children of older fathers face higher risks for autism and schizophrenia is unclear Kitlinska. Down syndrome which causes delay in physical and mental development sickle cell disease which occurs when the red blood.
Infants born to older fathers were found to be at higher risk of premature birth late still birth low Apgar scores low birth weight higher incidence of newborn seizures and birth defects such.
A thousand sperm per heartbeat is produced but in an older man it can be delivered. Because the study used twins it could not compare siblings who were discordant for paternal age. Down syndrome which causes delay in physical and mental development sickle cell disease which occurs when the red blood. And advanced paternal age as its called has also been linked to an increased risk of birth defects cleft lip and palate water on the brain dwarfism miscarriage and decreased.