Scientists have named the main danger late fatherhood

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An international group of scientists found that fatherhood at the age of 35 years and older has a negative impact on fertility of the offspring. A study press release which is available on the website published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

These results, as experts suggest, due to the fact that in sperm with age, accumulates mutations, which in turn affects the ability of the next generation to have children.

In their study, the researchers analyzed data on the health status of people, the number of births they have children and age at death. The sample took into account more than 1.4 million people from Canada, Germany and Sweden, who lived in the period from 1670 to 1850, and also after 1932.