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Older Fathers Substantially Raise The Risk Of Having Children With Schizophrenia

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April 16, 2001
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New York University Medical Center And School Of Medicine
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While older women run a higher risk of having babies with birth defects, it has long been presumed that men could have healthy children at any age. Think again. A new study now shows that older fathers are far more likely to have children with schizophrenia, while the age of the mother appears to have no influence on the likelihood of her offspring developing this devastating disease.

New York, April 12 - While older women run a higher risk of having babies with birth defects, it has long been presumed that men could have healthy children at any age. Think again. A new study now shows that older fathers are far more likely to have children with schizophrenia, while the age of the mother appears to have no influence on the likelihood of her offspring developing this devastating disease.


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New York University Medical Center And School Of Medicine. "Older Fathers Substantially Raise The Risk Of Having Children With Schizophrenia." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 April 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/04/010413083401.htm>.
New York University Medical Center And School Of Medicine. (2001, April 16). Older Fathers Substantially Raise The Risk Of Having Children With Schizophrenia. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/04/010413083401.htm
New York University Medical Center And School Of Medicine. "Older Fathers Substantially Raise The Risk Of Having Children With Schizophrenia." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/04/010413083401.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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