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29 October 2010

Old dad ups kid schizophrenia risk

Men who are relatively older at their first child's birth may be more likely than younger first-time dads to have a child who eventually develops schizophrenia.

Men who are relatively older at their first child's birth may be more likely than younger first-time dads to have a child who eventually develops schizophrenia, hint results of a large Danish study.

The findings, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, add another layer to the relationship between parents' age and children's schizophrenia risk.

 
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