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    Filed at 8:23 am under by COD

    Children of fathers who were 15 to 29 years of age had a risk of about six in 10,000 of developing autism. Children of fathers in their thirties had a risk of nine in 10,000. Children of fathers in their forties had a risk of 32 in 10,000, and children of fathers who were older than 50 had a risk of 52 in 10,000.

    The numbers come from a very large study in Israel.

    No word on how many of the 50 year old dads vaccinated their children.

    2 Responses to “Autism Risk Rises With Age of Father”


    Comment by
    NMcV
    September 5th, 2006
    at 5:55 pm

    I’m told that there are people out there who still believe that it’s all the fault of the cold, unloving mommy…


    Comment by
    Andrea R. in Missouri
    September 6th, 2006
    at 3:13 am

    So when do they start arresting men for having unprotected sex over 50 years of age? After all they are risking the well-being of a possible life.