The probability of having a child with a genetic disease of elderly men is significantly increased. It's all in the accumulation of mutations in the genetic material and the change of activity of sperm. These processes usually occur after 45-50 years.
Researchers from Drexel University conducted an experiment and confirmed this information. The age of men, as it turned out, has a great influence on the health of the unborn child. Than a male older, the higher the chances of the birth of a baby with a hereditary disease. The health of the mother this has no effect.
Most often from older fathers children are born with schizophrenia and autism. If the desire to have children is very strong, researchers recommend that elderly parents for 6 months before conceiving to give up all bad habits, heal your body and get a full examination.