Have you ever wondered if the fathers health at the time of conception has an impact on your baby’s health? Turns out, it may be more important than people think.
Researchers implanted mouse legs with sperm from both healthy and obese mice. The successful births from the obese mice showed significantly lower weights than the mice who were not obese. In humans, low birth weights can result in a higher likelihood of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life.
The study also shows that children with fathers who smoked were 30% more likely to develop childhood cancer. Drugs an alcohol also have a negative effect on a fathers sperm.
Just one more reason for dad to clean up his lifestyle (if he needs to of course).