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Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN Can paternal age impact the height, weight, and age of males?
New research indicates it’s possible. Older fathers seem to have slightly slimmer and taller sons, however, these same sons are more likely to have elevated LDL-C. Regardless of paternal age, introducing your infant and child to whole foods, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains along with making physical activity a part of your child’s everyday life will ensure a child with a healthy body weight and healthy cholesterol levels.
Older dads may beget taller and slimmer offspring, but these children may have cholesterol problems, researchers found.
Kids born to dads over age 30 were, on average, 2 cm (about 0.79 inches) taller than those whose fathers were younger than 30 when they had them, Wayne Cutfield, MD, of the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and colleagues reported online in Clinical Endocrinology.
And kids born to fathers older than 35 had a lower…
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