Fatherhood Shortens Lifespan : Reliable Studies
Do you intend to become a father soon? Becoming a father might mean a lot of new responsibilities. You need to be prepared for a number of problems including taking care of your baby and ensuring a proper upbringing. While you might be prepared for many, here is one you probably didn’t expect. Research conducted at the University of Helsinki suggests that the timing of fatherhood affects the lifespan of men. According to their studies if a man becomes a father to a child before the age of 25, it increases the risk of him dying in his mid-life when compared to people who become fathers at a later age, according to what the data indicates.
Fatherhood Is Related To Mortality
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The research was conducted by studying the Finnish Census records and the researchers linked the information on mortality and fertility. Men who were born between the years 1940 to 1950 were studied and the entire research was based on a sample size of 30,565 fathers.
Based on these studies, every one in 20 male who fathered a child before the age of 25, died during their mid-life. Researchers are attributing the results to economic, social and psychological reasons. While the statistics can be staggering, we need to understand that the pool of subjects was limited to 30,565 fathers more than six decades back.
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