Navigation Links
Fatherhood May Help Tough Guys Straighten Out
Date:11/10/2011

THURSDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Men are less likely to drink, use tobacco or commit crimes after they become fathers, according to a long-term study.

It included more than 200 at-risk males who were assessed annually from ages 12 to 31.

Previous studies have found that marriage can reduce men's negative behavior, but they did not examine the additional effects of fatherhood.

This study found that fatherhood was independently associated with reduced crime, alcohol and tobacco use. It also found that men who had their first child in their late 20s or early 30s had greater decreases in crime and alcohol use than those who had their first child in their early 20s.

This may be because older men are more able or willing to welcome fatherhood and change negative behaviors, the researchers suggested.

The fatherhood-related decreases in negative behavior "were in addition to the general tendency of boys to engage less in these types of behaviors as they approach and enter adulthood," lead author David Kerr, an assistant professor of psychology at Oregon State University, said in a university news release.

The findings, published in a recent issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family, add to overall research identifying critical times when men are open to changing bad habits.

"This research suggests that fatherhood can be a transformative experience, even for men engaging in high-risk behavior," Kerr said. "This presents a unique window of opportunity for intervention, because new fathers might be especially willing and ready to hear a more positive message and make behavioral changes."

More information

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has more about men's health.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Oregon State University, news release, Nov. 7, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Fatherhood can help change a mans bad habits
2. Testosterone Levels Seem to Fall With Fatherhood
3. Educational development stunted by teenage fatherhood
4. Robotic-assisted vasectomy reversal offers greater chance of fatherhood
5. Dead of winter is tough on arthritis sufferers
6. Job Market Tough for Young Adults With Autism
7. Interventional radiologists: Tough on liver cancer, kind to patients
8. Kids Can Be Tougher on Obese Peers
9. Dull Tasks Tougher on the Entitled
10. Gene may be good target for tough-to-kill prostate cancer cells
11. Quitting Even Tougher When Smokers Battle Other Addictions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Fatherhood May Help Tough Guys Straighten Out
(Date:2/14/2016)... ... February 14, 2016 , ... Many eating disorder ... near their residence. The nature of the illnesses requires ongoing supervision, therapy and ... allotted at work to make traditional appointments. These people struggle to maintain recovery ...
(Date:2/13/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 13, 2016 , ... Hidden Cypress in Sun City is the ... of facial plastic surgery. Dr. Frederick Weniger will be hosting this educational seminar ... this event, and there will be special pricing on offers. In addition, prizes will be ...
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... ... Many individuals looking to lead a healthy lifestyle have decreased carbohydrate consumption and increased ... has delved into this niche allowing those giving up their beloved pasta a chance ... grams of protein and only 7 grams of carbohydrates per 50 gram serving--a ratio ...
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... 13, 2016 , ... In its newly released Infusion Therapy ... should be used to ensure patient safety when placing an IV catheter. A ... the use of vein visualization technology in patients with difficult venous access or ...
(Date:2/13/2016)... Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) , ... February 13, 2016 , ... ... best foot forward. They’ll groom themselves to perfection, go out of their way to ... their date – just take a look at any online dating profile. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... DPLO ) is pleased to announce the promotion of Paul Urick to Senior ... To learn more about our Diplomat executive team, ... ... ... In his redefined role at Diplomat, ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , February 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... nicht anders vermerkt)   http://www.sedar.com ... http://www.telestatherapeutics.com abrufbar.    --> ... des Unternehmens http://www.telestatherapeutics.com abrufbar.    ... (TSX:TST; PNK:BNHLF) veröffentlichte heute seinen Konzernabschluss des ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ALISO VIEJO , Kalifornien, 12. Februar 2016 ... es mit der Aufnahme von Patienten für eine ... Embolisation von Aneurysmen („WEB") speziell für die Behandlung ... Laurent Spelle , MD, Leiter der Neuroradiologie an ... , Frankreich, und Hauptprüfarzt der CLARYS-Studie hat den ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: