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Grandfather’s Age Plays
Role in Autism Development

ABC News, by Sydney Lupkin

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Posted By:earlybird, 3/20/2013 10:50:36 PM

Men who have children after they turn 50 not only increase their children’s risk for developing autism, but may increase their grandchildren’s risk for developing it, too, researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet found. Compared with men who father children in their 20s, older men who had daughters were 1.79 times more likely to have autistic grandchildren, and older men who had sons were 1.67 times more likely to have them, according to the study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, or JAMA.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 3/21/2013 6:53:36     (No. 9236272)

Autism must be rampant in Muslim tribal areas.

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