Every child should grow up with both of its parents. The influence of the mother as well as the father is equally important.
The role the father had has changed a lot during the decades. It was very uncommon to grow without any of the parents at some years. Nowadays, it’s estimated that almost 40% of the children are raised by their mothers only. Having no father figure makes children less likely to experience financial stability and be good at school.
Their vocabulary might also be smaller and their complete spiritual and emotional health will suffer a lot.
Even though super-moms are amazing and they give lots of sacrifice and love, dads are also very important. Here, we’re going to present you which traits you’re likely to have gotten through your father and the DNA (and not all of them are great!)!
1. Genetic Mutations
According to a study on Nature Genetics from 2015, the expression of numerous genes changes depending on the parent they came from. Almost 60% of the genes of the father are more expressive than the ones of the mothers.
In case you’ve inherited some genetic mutation from your father, it will manifest more.
2. Your Gender
A baby receives chromosomes from both parents. Women only contain X chromosomes, and men only have XY chromosomes. If they only pass an “X” chromosome, it will make a girl when it’s paired with another “X” and a boy if it’s paired with a “Y” chromosome.
Any gene that’s “written” on a Y chromosome will only come through the father. They are called Y-linked genes.
3. The Risk Of A Heart Disease
It is scientifically proven that men who have the haplogroup I Y chromosome have 50% more chances for a heart disease. They are also very likely to pass it on their sons. It’s only present on the Y chromosome which means dads can’t transfer that risk to their daughters.
4. Mental Health
Elderly men with ADHD or schizophrenia are at an increased risk to pass it on their children. It appears because of the fact how DNA will change throughout the years. Women are born with all of the eggs they have for their whole life. The DNA they’re going to pass on their children won’t change.
5. Good Dental Health or Crooked Teeth
The genes men have are more expressed than the ones of women. So, if your dad has amazing teeth, you’ll probably inherit them, too!
6. Fatherhood Itself
Infertility doesn’t mean that people won’t become parents. Still, according to a particular study, fathers who will conceive babies through an IVF treatment will probably transfer this to their sons.