Parent’s Age Could Effect Risk of Autism

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A new massive study looks at the relationship between a parent’s age and children with autism.

A large new study on autism finds rates are 66 percent higher among children whose dads are in their fifties compared to children whose dads are in their twenties. Other interesting findings, rates were also significantly higher for the children of teen moms compared to moms in their twenties. The age difference between parents is also a factor. Researchers say parents who were born at least a decade apart are at higher risk of having a child with autism.

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