How much can a father's health affect a child?

How much can a father's health affect a child?

Posted on Mar 12, 2020

The health of both the mother and the father is very important to the child.

This was revealed in a US medical study.

In a Stanford University Hospital study that examined the birth of approximately 7,86,000 children, researchers discovered that men whose health is not very good, their offspring were born prematurely and underweight. Is more likely to occur.

According to research, the health of the father before the pregnancy can also affect the baby and the mother during pregnancy.

However, since the data for this study was retrospective, it is currently not possible to prove that the father's health is due to the aforementioned medical problems and at this time it can simply be called a relationship.

But researchers also discovered that men who suffer from various diseases such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, cancer or depression are 19 percent more likely to have a preterm birth, as well as The risk of underweight, can be up to 23% and the likelihood of a child being placed in the NICU may increase by 28%.

The study also found that women whose husbands have poor health are at higher risk of complications such as gestational diabetes or blood pressure.

It is not entirely clear how the father's health impacts the health of a newborn, but researchers believe several factors may play a role.

He said that the father provides 50% of the baby's genome and that genes can affect health, so it is understandable that a good or bad father's health can also affect genes.

Various research reports in the past have proven that poor men's health negatively affects sperm quality.

Researchers involved in this new study say sperm quality can also have an impact on the health of the father and the baby, and for a healthy baby, both parents should take care of their health.

It is also possible that the father's health may indicate that the mother's health is not good, researchers said.

For example, obese men may have higher body weight, so obesity can affect various diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension.


Mian Tajamul

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