Forget the Southern stereotype in the US of
Jethro diddling Elly May.
Seems Uncle 'Benny Hill' has been fucking his niece and then fucking the off-spring!
Study looked at the UK Biobank's genetic information of 456,414 individuals
Researchers studied any unusually high prevalence of homozygosity in people
This is an indicator that a person's parents are closely related to each other
Found evidence of people whose parents are first- or second-degree relatives
This includes children created when parents and their offspring have a child as well as children born from the intercourse of half-siblings
cientists believe that more than 13,000 people in the UK have DNA which indicates they are the result of 'extreme inbreeding'.
Analysis of the UK Biobank data-bank by researchers at the University of Queensland uncovered evidence of people with whose parents are considered to be first- or second-degree relatives.
This includes children created when parents and their offspring (first degree) have a child.
It also assessed children born from the intercourse of half-siblings (second degree).
The researchers say scaling up the research is difficult due to the limitations of the data-set, but claim the real number may be even higher than the extrapolated 13,200 figure from the paper.
People born out of such extreme inbreeding often suffer myriad health concerns, the researchers confirm.
This includes reduced lung function, fertility, cognitive function and a 44 per cent higher risk of all diseases.