Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Paternal Age May Play a Part in Autism

This article has some specific details about a recent study of more than 300,000 men and women reporting for the draft in Israel. It found that men in their 40s are nearly six times more likely than men in their 20s to father children with autism spectrum disorders.

1 comment:

Dr. Leonid Gavrilov, Ph.D. said...

Thank you for your interesting post!
I thought perhaps you may also find this related scientific study interesting to you:
Human Longevity and Parental Age at Conception