Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Well let's see... I'm not dead and don't have down syndrome
"A mass study found that deaths of children fathered by over-45s occurred at almost twice the rate of those fathered by men aged between 25 and 30.
Scientists believe that children of older fathers are more likely to suffer particular congenital defects as well as autism, schizophrenia and epilepsy. The study was the first of its kind of such magnitude in the West, and researchers believe the findings are linked to the declining quality of sperm as men age. "
Well let's see... my father was above 45 when he fathered me... I'm nearly 20... I'm not dead. I don't have autism, schizophrenia, or epilepsy.....
Studies like these are very interesting, but in the end I think this tells the story "A total of 100,000 children born between 1980 and 1996 were examined, of whom 830 have so far died before they reached 18, the majority when they were less than a year old."
830? Was this children who died with fathers above 45 or total fathers. In either case, the number is minute... less than 1%..... this is like saying that I'm double the risk for a heart attack, when the original risk was 1% and the new risk is 2%. It's nearly meaningless in my opinion.
Talk about hazardous data... jeez louise.
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