The average age of fatherhood has been steadily rising in wealthy nations, as has the percentage of fathers above 45 and 55. Photo: AlamyThe average age of fatherhood has been steadily rising in wealthy nations, as has the percentage of fathers above 45 and 55. Photo: Alamy
The average age of fatherhood has been steadily rising in wealthy nations, as has the percentage of fathers above 45 and 55. Photo: Alamy

Babies born to older fathers more likely to have health problems, study finds

  • Researchers say newborns are more likely to be underweight and need intensive care, and are at greater risk of a seizure, if father is over 45
  • Changes in male reproductive cells could be to blame

Topic |   Wellness
The average age of fatherhood has been steadily rising in wealthy nations, as has the percentage of fathers above 45 and 55. Photo: AlamyThe average age of fatherhood has been steadily rising in wealthy nations, as has the percentage of fathers above 45 and 55. Photo: Alamy
The average age of fatherhood has been steadily rising in wealthy nations, as has the percentage of fathers above 45 and 55. Photo: Alamy
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