Older dads linked to psychiatric disorders in kids

Updated: Monday, March 3 2014, 11:45 PM CST
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A new study says children of older men are at a higher risk for psychiatric disorders.

The children of fathers ages 45 and over are three times more likely to have an autism spectrum disorder.
    And 13 times more likely to have ADHD.

Children are also 24 times more likely to have bipolar disorder compared to children of fathers from ages 20 to 24.

Researchers analyzed data from 2.6 million children born in Sweden between 1973 and 2001 for those stats.

Older dads linked to psychiatric disorders in kids
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