Monday, May 25, 2009

Men Have a Biological Clock Too

It has been happening for centuries – an older man taking a younger bride. Popular with kings in earlier times, in this day it is not uncommon with Hollywood royalty.

A 20-something-year-old I met tried to sum up the thinking on the male biological clock, saying “We don’t have to deal with the whole, you know, estrogen issues. So men keep on pumping it out but women – they can’t.”

The truth is there may be a male biological clock – and it’s ticking.

The headline from a recent study: Older fathers may mean lower IQs in their children.

Researchers found children born to 50-year-old fathers scored slightly lower on intelligence tests than children of a 20-year-old father, regardless of the mother’s age. The researchers analyzed data from more than 33-thousand American children. The study’s outcome is a hot topic in the blogosphere.


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