Why Being an Older Dad May Favor a Longer Lifespan in Offspring

Men who are considering undergoing a vasectomy reversal and becoming a father at an older age may take comfort in a new study that suggests older dads may give birth to healthier children with longer lifespans. The new study points out that with age, a man’s telomeres lengthen. Telomeres are the tips of chromosomes that offer a protective covering. Since the telomeres of an older father are longer, they are passed to the children, giving them health benefits.

You can hear more about this study by watching this video. You’ll learn how the protective effect can be passed down through multiple generations and you’ll also hear some other considerations for older fathers.

If you’re curious about a vasectomy reversal to resolve male infertility, contact the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota. You can reach our vasectomy reversal clinic by calling (941) 462-4647 or you can visit us online to learn more.

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