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To boost odds of a long life, men should delay fatherhood until age 25, study says

To boost odds of a long life, men should delay fatherhood until age 25, study says

Here's some expert advice for would-be fathers: If possible, wait to have kids until you hit your mid-twenties. Becoming a parent sooner raises the chances of an early death, new research suggests. After analyzing health records of more than 30,000 fathers from Finland, researchers determined that men who had their first child before age 22 were 26% more likely to die between the ages of 45 and 54 than men who waited until they were at least 25. The youngest fathers were about 50% more likely to die early than men who put off having kids until they were at least 30.  “Parenting can be challenging for men – especially at an early age,”...

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