Sunday, August 13, 2006

Older Men Linked to Miscarriages

A new study from Columbia University has demonstrated a link between miscarriage and paternal age. Examining 14,000 women from Jerusalem who were pregnant during the 1960s and 1970s, investigators found a 60% increase in miscarriage risk when the father of the child was over age 40 compared to men aged between 25 and 29 years old. Men between the ages of 35 and 39 increased their partner’s risk of miscarriage by threefold compared to men under 25. This study backs up previous research that has found a decline in men’s fertility as they age.


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