Khloé Kardashian Says True and Tristan Are ‘Twins,’ and That Could Benefit Her Baby in 1 Surprising Way
Kardashian, who is currently estranged from Thompson tweeted “Tristan and True are twins lol it’s crazy” and “Everyone tells me they are identical lol it’s wild.” While it may be adorable that True resembles her dad, this is what science says about children who look like their dad. And you probably never saw the weird twist on page 5 and 6.
1. Offspring use more DNA from this parent
Even if you may have mom’s signature smile, you probably have more DNA from your dad, Discover Magazine reports. Although children receive a copy of each gene from both parents, genes from the father appear to be more active than those from the mother. That means bad mutations from mom are not expressed as much as a gene mutation from dad.
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2. This quality may come from mom
A few studies suggest that children get their intelligence mainly from their mothers, not their fathers, Psychology Spot reports. Studies show that children’s intelligence is inherited from the X chromosome, which is dominant in mom.
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3. Which parent plays a bigger part in the baby’s health?
While not a single determining factor, a recent study found the more an infant resembles his or her father, the healthier the child is after the first year of life, according to Live Science.
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4. DNA has nothing to do with infant’s health
The same study suggested that the reason infants are healthier is not due to DNA. But rather because children who look more like dad get more attention from their father.
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5. This is why Kardashian’s daughter may be healthier
Only children raised by a single mother were included in the study, according to Live Science. Which means babies who looked like their father from single-parent households were healthier. As of now, True is likely to be raised alone by Kardashian.
Next: Does the benefit apply to all children who look like dad?
6. What is the benefit if the parents live together?
No health benefits were found for children who looked like dad but were raised in a home with both parents, according to Live Science. The reason is that men who lived with their children generally saw them on a regular basis.
Next: This is why children raised by single moms benefit.
7. Single dads are more likely to do this
Researchers found dads who did not live with the children who resembled them spent approximately 2.5 additional days with their kids. This translates into more adult interaction, plus dads are more likely to be aware of their children’s needs and health concerns.
“Those fathers that perceive the baby’s resemblance to them are more certain the baby is theirs, and thus spend more time with the baby,” Solomon Polachek, a professor of economics at Binghamton University in New York and study author said in a release.
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