Dangerous to you Young Father Before the Age of 22

Dangerous to you Young Father Before the Age of 22. Becoming a father before the age of 25 raises the risk of dying early in middle age, scientists have discovered. The stress and financial burden of trying to look after a young family has a long term impact on the health of young fathers, research suggests. While on average a man has one in 20 chance of death between the ages of 45 and 54, the risk rises by up to 73 per cent for men who had children aged 22 compared with those who fathered their first child at 25 or later. The major causes of death were heart disease and diseases related to excess alcohol. "The findings of our study suggest that the association between young fatherhood and mid life mortality is likely to be causal,” said Dr Elina Einiƶ, of the Population Research Unit, at the University of Helsinki, Finland. “The association was not explained by unobserved early life characteristics shared by brothers or by certain adult characteristics known to be associated both with fertility timing and mortality. “The findings of our study provide evidence of a need to support young fathers struggling with the demands of family life in order to promote good health behaviours and future health.”
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