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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

To be like her father proved to be good for health

Children, like their fathers, a year after the birth are healthier than others. Anyway, this is the case, if the parents of the baby are not married and live separated, according to U.S. experts from Binghamton University.

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Experts compared the 715 families with babies, living with mother, but from time to time visiting dad. As it turned out, if externally, the child’s father recalled, he carried with him an average of 2.5 days per month more. That’s what the experts tend to associate the observation that a year after the birth of these children often were healthier than others. The obtained results, scientists are inclined to explain the fact that in “fragile” families men have a great sympathy for themselves similar to children due to the fact that they can be more confident in your fatherhood. This, in turn, causes them to care more about the child, helping the mothers.

Experts believe that their study, among other things, demonstrates that the role of parenting in the early years of a child’s life should not be underestimated. According to psychologists, it should consider including social workers and specialists conducting certain courses for parents.

The study was published in scientific Journal Journal of Health Economics.

Earlier, another group of experts found that children conceived during the period when a man is experiencing stress, and subsequently more likely to suffer from schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. And before that, canadian scientists from the University of Toronto found that the risk of early death among single fathers is more than two times higher than among married men with children or single mothers, researchers tend to explain this by the fact that such fathers often were not the most healthy lifestyle — in particular, insufficient attention was paid to physical exercise, chose the healthy food and was prone to alcohol abuse.

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