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“The size of the study speaks to the definitiveness of the findings,” says co-author Michael Rosanoff, director of public health research for Autism Speaks, the organization that funded the study.
It also turned up some new correlations: In addition to finding that autism rates were 66 percent higher among children born to dads over the age of 50 than those in their 20s (and 28 percent higher for dads in their 40s), researchers found rates were 18 percent higher with teen moms than those with moms in their 20s.
Looking at higher risk among teen moms, Rosanoff adds, scientists believe age itself might point to a “suboptimal pregnancy,” with less medical monitoring and higher health risks in general.
Also, autism rates were 15 percent higher in children born to mothers in their 40s — and higher than usual when there were wide gaps, of 10 years or more, between parents. That was especially true when dads were between 35 and 44 and their partners were at least a decade younger.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
We already know other diseases and disorders are associated with parental age. Take Down's Syndrome for example. So should it e so surprising rigid Autism is te same?
originally posted by: theMediator
As we get older, our bodies gather more and more baggage and frankly, a lot of people don't really take care of their health. Viruses affect DNA, so vaccines too. Add on top of that glysophates, pollution, radiation and what else!
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: InverseLookingGlass
How nice, let go after the parents age in a confusing medical explanation to keep baling out vaccination as the fault of the growing autism in the nation that actually goes hand in hand with mass vaccination increase.
Parent, Doctor why is my child autistic
Doctor, because is your fault
originally posted by: boymonkey74
I work with people with Autism and this has made me wonder and frankly believe it from experience.
We do have a few dudes whose parents did have them at an older age.
Gonna show everyone at work this interesting stuff cheers.