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Babies Who Look Like Their Father Will Be Healthier, Says A New Study

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Marie Claire

Even if they don't admit it, when babies are born, most parents hope their kids will look more like them than their spouse. There's something special about sharing a physical attribute with their child, even if it's only small, like the same dimple in their smile, or having strikingly similar color of eyes.

But, while we just thought our offspring's facial features were also just a superficial shell that inhibits their soul, youngsters who turn out looking like their fathers are actually healthier than those who do not.

Before you say that sounds ridiculous, a new study claims babies who resembles their father are less likely to spend time in hospital or suffer from health concerns like asthma attacks.

Why? Because these children's fathers supposedly have an increased presence in their lives.

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