Children born to fathers older than 40 had a 37% to 55% higher risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder than those born to fathers younger than 35, a Danish study found. Researchers noted that children born to mothers older than 40 had a 28% to 65% higher risk of autism compared with those born to mothers younger than 35. The findings appear in the journal Annals of Epidemiology.
Parental age is linked to increased risk of autism, study says
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