Massive Research About Parental Age And Autism Risk

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips
14 Jun 2015

The topic of the study is not new, however the largest of the kind.  This very recent and massive research of more than 5,7 million children from 5 countries has published on June 10th, 2015 in the Molecular Psychiatry its definitive findings. Autism Speaks is the organization that funded the study.

The Findings

“Autism rates are about 66% higher among children born to dads over the age over 50 than those over 20 (and 28% higher for dads in their 40s). Researchers found rates were 18% higher with teens moms than those with moms over 20s.”


Parental age is only one of many other risk factors linked to autism. To learn more about the 7 risk factors read here.

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