Late-in-life dad’s sperm can be potentially more harmful to a child.

Hey men, you may want to consider the length of time you spend sowing your wild oats.

Every person can pass on mutated genes but the difference between a man and a woman is that a woman passes on a set number (because she is born with all the eggs she will ever have) but as men age their mutated sperm count increases. Last August a study found that late-fathers are four times as likely to pass on mutated genes as the mother. They have discovered that old daddy sperm has a link to autism or schizophrenia. They are starting to discover other possible links to illnesses or disorders that children can suffer at a young age such as epilepsy and diabetes (no, not only fat people get it)

So how old is too old? Well, a man’s mutated sperm count doubles every 16.5 years so you can do the math yourself and see where you place. I’ll give you a little hint though…the risk becomes significantly more acute after the age of 35.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/health/fathers-age-is-linked-to-risk-of-autism-and-schizophrenia.html?_r=0

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/news/news/2642/

**EDIT**

These are some other diseases and disorders that have the possibility of being caused by old daddy baby gravy.

  • Acrodysostosis
  • Aniridia
  • Apert syndrome
  • Basal cell nevus syndrome
  • Cataracts
  • Cerebral palsy, athetoid/dystonic
  • CHARGE syndrome
  • Cleft palate
  • Cleidocranial dysostosis
  • Costello syndrome
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Crouzon syndrome
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Exostoses, multiple
  • Extremities: congenital malformations in general,[91] and reduction defects of the upper limb in specific
  • Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
  • Heart: atrial septal defects,[83] ventricular septal defects,] pulmonary valve stenosis,[68][88][89] right ventricular outflow tract obstruction
  • Hemangioma
  • Hemiplegia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Klinefelter’s syndrome
  • Lesch-Nyhan syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Nasal aplasia
  • Neural tube defects
  • Oculodentodigital syndrome
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta type IIA
  • Pfeiffer syndrome
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Polyposis coli
  • Preauricular cyst
  • Progeria
  • Psychotic disorders
  • von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Retinoblastoma, bilateral
  • Situs inversus
  • Soto’s basal cell nevus
  • Syndromes of multiple systems (including Down syndrome)
  • Thanatophoric dysplasia
  • Treacher-Collins Syndrome
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Urethral stenosis
  • Waardenburg syndrome
  • Wilms’ tumor

http://www.annalsofepidemiology.org/article/S1047-2797%2809%2900367-6/abstract

http://www.annalsofepidemiology.org/article/S1047-2797(09)00367-6/abstract

…and I can list a dozen more sources if it’s required.

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2 thoughts on “Late-in-life dad’s sperm can be potentially more harmful to a child.

  1. erikamsteele says:

    I totally already knew this, but it makes me laugh that men think they can have babies forever (and there are dumb women who believe them).

    • It’s not that surprising really. In my biology class the majority of the male students didn’t know what andropause was and that they even went through it. I think with some men the alpha-male spirit never really dies and the virility that is so important to some men make them not realize that all things fade with age lol.

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