A father’s fatness may influence his children’s health and raise their risk for diseases like cancer. Biologist Adelheid Soubry says, "Understanding the risks of the current Western lifestyle on future generations is important."

In the past, researchers looking at health outcomes in newborns have studied pregnant mothers, because studies have shown that nutrition and environmental factors during pregnancy can affect children’s health and may raise their risk of chronic diseases. However, little has been done to uncover how a father’ health can affect children.
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Do kids who grow up without dads have three strikes against them? It has long been assumed that an absent father and a single-parent household (with the parent usually being the mother) deprives children of the skills they need to be socially and academically successful. But that isn’t necessarily so. In a new study, researchers found that conjugal multiplicity, in which women have multiple partners, was in fact a strategic adaptation to the conditions of poverty that in fact provides developmental advantages for poor children in rural Jamaica.read more

Gay Dads are Dads too – Time passes: First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Dad with a baby carriage (but not if you’re in a gay partnership). However, this is gradually changing and the kids are doing just fine.

Adoption agencies understandably want to know if the children they place with homosexual couples are doing as well as those placed with heterosexuals. This is important because not only do gay couples want to adopt, there are many special needs children and older children who are unlikely to ever find families otherwise.
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Do you remember your Dad as being a dominant male? There’s something in the faces of brown-eyed white men that makes them seem more dominant than blue-eyed men, and it ISN’T their eye color.

Researchers asked a group of over 60 people to look at photos of 80 faces: 40 men and 40 women, and rate them for dominance. They then altered the faces on a computer so the brown eyes were replaced with blue ones and vice versa. A separate group of participants rated the altered images for dominance.
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