Babies who pull their father are healthier
As soon as a baby is born, the relatives get together in discussions about who he looks like. What was not known, however, is that this genetic determination can even dictate the health of the child. One study found that those who look like their father tend to have better than average health. And this is not due to chance. The study looked at 715 families of separated parents with children born between 1998 and 2000. Five interviews were conducted with the mothers ( with whom they lived) and parents: one when the babies were still newborns and the others over the course of a year.
During the conversations, the researchers asked who the child looked like. They decided to analyze only the answers in which there was unanimity between parents, which happened in 456 cases. Among them, 255 families agreed that the baby looked like the father.
The child's health was measured on a scale of 1 to 5, from worse to better. The conclusion was that parents with similar children spent more time on them, with more trips and visits. The study
If looks could heal: Child health and paternal investment
was done in a partnership between the University of Illinois Edwardsville, the University of New York at Birghamton , both in the USA, the Institute of Labor Economics in Germany, and Hope University of Liverpool in England.
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