"It is very possible that PATERNAL AGE is the major predictor of(non-familial) autism." Harry Fisch, M.D., author "The Male Biological Clock". Sperm DNA mutates and autism, schizophrenia bipolar etc. results. What is the connection with autoimmune disorders? Having Type 1 diabetes, SLE,etc. in the family, also if mother had older father. NW Cryobank will not accept a sperm donor past 35th BD to minimize genetic abnormalities.VACCINATIONS also cause autism.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


How many men in the US have been fathering babies at 33-35 and up? There has been a huge rise in the number of men fathering babies in their mid to late 30s, in their 40s, in their 50s. The epidemics of genetic disorders such as autism are not a surprise and will get worse until we change the age the men father babies and/or cryobank sperm in their mid 20s-30ish.

Paternal age and schizophrenia

Proportional hazards regression analyses, with adjustment for a range of confounding factors described later, showed strong association between risk of schizophrenia and advancing paternal age (3). The hazards ratios were 2.32 (95% CI: 1.56, 3.44) for males and females whose fathers were 35–39 years old at time of conception, 2.08
(95% CI: 1.25, 3.46) for those whose fathers were 40–44 years old, 1.30 (95% CI: 0.56, 3.06) for those whose fathers were 45–49 years old, and 4.62 (95% CI: 2.28; 9.36) for those whose fathers were 50 years old at time of conception. The reference group comprised study subjects whose fathers were 21–24 years old at their conception. Factors taken into account in the analyses were sex, age, maternal age and parity, birth weight, birth length, gestational age, urban vs rural status of place of birth, season of birth, Apgar score at 1 and 5 min after birth, multiple birth, parental death in childhood, family history of schizophrenia, and highest annual income of either parent, highest socioeconomic index of either parent, and highest educational level of either parent.

Paternal age and schizophrenia

Increased paternal age is associated with several diseases possibly due to age-associated increase in sporadic de novo mutations in male germ cells (3). The Swedish study showed a strong positive association of paternal age at conception with risk of schizophrenia in young adulthood (3) and confirms previous smaller studies of schizophrenia (26, 27). The paternal age–schizophrenia association is stronger in those with no family history of schizophrenia, supporting the hypothesis that accumulating de novo mutations in the germ cells of older fathers could play an important role in the etiology of schizophrenia (3).

Genes coding for IGF-I are especially interesting because IGF-I seems to have a role in shaping synaptic connections or myelinization (2, 21, 25).


This paper was presented at the 4th Ferring Pharmaceuticals International Paediatric Endocrinology Symposium, Paris (2006). Ferring Pharmaceuticals has supported the publication of these proceedings

Ferring Pharmaceuticals has products to treat infertility so one cannot believe that they do not know of the association between increasing paternal age and schizophrenia/autism

Labels: ,


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Top Autism Sites Health Blogs -  Blog Catalog Blog Directory StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It! blog directory PageRank Button Add to Technorati Favorites Health Blogs
Directory of Health Blogs Blogarama - The Blog Directory