The Importance of Being a Father

The Importance of Being a Father

I recently read this article which provoked some thinking on what wonderful father’s my life has been blessed with. Thought I would pass along the read: Why Father’s Really Matter. It states some interesting facts on the importance of being a father and the life longs, generational impacts this may have, like:

The Importance of Being a Father

  • Environmental toxins leave even more florid traces on grandchildren and great-grandchildren
  • When the study appeared in 2002, a British geneticist published an essay speculating that how much a boy ate in pre-puberty could permanently reprogram the epigenetic switches that would govern the manufacture of sperm a few years later.
  • Effects of betel nut consumption by a male may extend to his grandchildren
  • Fathers’ trauma communicates itself to their offspring
  • Children of men older than 50 were 2.2 times as likely to have autism as children of 29-year-olds
  • By the time the men passed 55, the risk doubled to 4.4 times that of 29-year-olds
  • What doctors should probably add is that the health of unborn children can be affected by what and how much men eat; the toxins they absorb; the traumas they endure; their poverty or powerlessness; and their age at the time of conception
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