July 21, 2017

Mitchell, et al. find the loss of a father is associated with a child’s increased stress at a cellular level

The results of Father Loss and Child Telomere Length by Colter Mitchell, et al. have been reported by, among other sources. The researchers found dramatically shortened telomeres in children who lost their fathers by the age of 9. These results occurred most significantly in children whose fathers died and were more pronounced in boys than girls.