Paternal age at conception may influence child's height, cholesterol level

07/24/2013 |

Children whose fathers were 31 years old or older at the time of conception were, on average, 2 centimeters taller compared with those born to younger fathers, a study found. Researchers also noted higher ratios of total cholesterol level to high-density lipoproteins in children with older fathers. The study appears in the journal Clinical Endocrinology.

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