On last night’s episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Kim Kardashian lashed out at her sister Kourtney for being what she called a “slob-kabob”.
Kim Kardashian confessed to her best friend Jonathan Cheban: “She literally is like Octomom. It’s so overwhelming, it’s even made me second guess wanting to have kids.”
She added: “I would die if I had kids right now.”
Jonathan Cheban assured Kim Kardashian that she would “be a great mother”, but did imply the 32-year-old ought to start worrying about ageing.
“You act like you literally have 500 kids,” Kim Kardashian told her older sister when she saw her in sweatpants during the afternoon one day.
“Talk to me once you have a child,” Kourtney Kardashian, 33, hit back.
But when she later attempted to wear a printed dress, Kim Kardashian referenced Three’s Company with the words: “That was like, Mrs. Roper status.”
As usual, Kim Kardashian took things too far, when she described Kourtney – and all mothers for that matter – as having “boring and miserable lives”.
She told Kourtney over dinner: “Mom life is so torturous. I have a whole new perspective on how boring and miserable your lives are.
“If you knew how boring you’d become, would you still have had kids?”
On last night’s episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Kim Kardashian lashed out at her sister Kourtney for being what she called a slob-kabob
A furious Kourtney Kardashian stormed out of the restaurant after the cruel comments and called Kim “a b****”, telling her she can find her “own ride home”.
Kourtney and Kim Kardashian came to blows once again in the parking lot – but this time it was Kourtney’s turn to talk.
“This is the life I want, that I’m happy in,” she fumed.
“I don’t expect you to get it.”
Kim Kardashian finally opened up to sister Khloe, 28, and admitted she acted defensive because she was concerned about her own fertility and ability to have children, wondering aloud if having children was ‘in the cards’ for her.
Kim Kardashian later attempted to apologize over a tearful dinner, but the tables quickly turned and Kourtney ended up being the one comforting her sister.
It was a dramatic episode for Kourtney Kardashian, who also had to deal with her partner Scott Disick being hospitalized.
Thankfully, Scott Disick was just fine, but Kourtney Kardashian was furious at him.
She had banned the father of her children from driving race cars, but mischievous Scott Disick went behind her back and it ended up backfiring.
However in the end the 29-year-old managed to convince Kourtney Kardashian to come and watch him at the race track, and she eventually changed her tune, feeling proud of her man’s skills.
Kourtney Kardashian added: “Also, he looks very handsome in his racing suit.”
A new genetic study in Iceland has added to evidence that the increase in some mental disorders may be due to men having children later in life.
An Icelandic company found the number of genetic mutations in children was directly related to the age of their father when they were conceived.
One prominent researcher suggested young men should consider freezing their sperm if they wanted to have a family in later life.
The research is published in Nature.
According to Dr. Kari Stefansson, of Decode Genetics, who led the research, the results show it is the age of men, rather than women, that is likely to have an effect on the health of the child.
“Society has been very focused on the age of the mother. But apart from [Down’s Syndrome] it seems that disorders such as schizophrenia and autism are influenced by the age of the father and not the mother.”
The increase in some mental disorders may be due to men having children later in life
Dr. Kari Stefansson’s team sequenced the DNA of 78 parents and their children.
This revealed a direct correlation between the number of mutations or slight alterations to the DNA, of the child and the age of their father.
The results indicate that a father aged 20 passes, on average, approximately 25 mutations, while a 40-year-old father passes on about 65. The study suggests that for every year a man delays fatherhood, they risk passing two more mutations on to their child.
What this means in terms of the impact on the health of the child is unclear. But it does back studies that also show fathers are responsible for mutations and that these mutations increase with age.
And, for the first time, these results have been quantified and they show that 97% of all mutations passed on to children are from older fathers.
“No other factor is involved which for those of us working in the field is very surprising,” said Dr Stefansson.
He added that the work backed other studies that have found links between older fathers and some mental disorders.
“The average age of fathers has been steeply rising [in industrialized countries] since 1970. Over the same period there has been an increase in autism and it is very likely that part of that rise is accounted for by the increasing age of the father,” he said.
The findings should not alarm older fathers. The occurrence of many of these disorders in the population is very low and so the possible doubling in risk by having a child later in life will still be a very low risk.
Nearly all children born to older fathers will be healthy. But across the population the number of children born with disorders is likely to increase if this theory holds true.
Older fathers and therefore genetic mutations have been linked with neurological conditions because the brain depends on more genes for its development and regulation.
So mutations in genes are more likely to show up as problems in the brain than in any other organ. But it is unclear whether the age of fathers has an effect on any other organ or system. The research has not yet been done.
The reason that men rather than women drive the mutation rate is that women are born with all their eggs whereas men produce new sperm throughout their adult life. It is during sperm production that genetic errors creep in, especially as men get older.
Writing a commentary in the Journal Nature, Prof. Alexey Kondrashov, of University of Michigan, said young men might wish to consider freezing their sperm if future studies showed there were other negative effects on a child’s health.
“Collecting the sperm of young adult men and cold storing it for later use could be a wise individual decision. It might also be a valuable for public health, as such action could reduce the deterioration of the gene pool of human populations,” he said.
Dr. Kari Stefansson, however, said that from a long-term perspective the decision by some men to have children later in life might well be speeding up the evolution of our species.
“The high rate of mutations is dangerous for the next generation but is generating diversity from which nature can select and further refine this product we call man,” he said.
“So what is bad for the next generation may be good for our species in general.”