Your Grandfather Could Play a Role in Your Risk of Autism

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By Molly Clifton

Men who father children later in life face a greater risk of having grandchildren with Autism.

Researchers in Britian found men who became fathers when they were 50 or older were almost twice as likely to have a grandchild with Autism, when compared to men who fathered children in their early 20’s.

The risk, however, is still low.

The findings suggest that risk factors for Autism may accumulate over generations.
 

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