Babies born to older fathers 'tend to have more medical issues'
Men who start families later in life should be aware of the potential health risks to their children, study says
Men who start families later in life should be aware of the potential health risks to their children, according to US doctors who found that babies born to older fathers tend to have more medical issues than those born to younger men.
Researchers at Stanford University in California studied health records linked to all live births in the state between 2007 and 2016, amounting to more than 40 million babies. The records showed that children born to men aged 45 and over had a 14% greater risk of premature birth, low birth weight and being admitted to neonatal intensive care compared with babies born to younger fathers.