Older mothers tend to live longer, study finds
AKIpress News Agency (Kyrgyz Republic)
According to a reportfrom the
The study appears in Menopause: The Journal of the
"Of course this does not mean women should wait to have children at older ages in order to improve their own chances of living longer," said coauthor
The study analyzed data from the Long Life Family Study (LLFS), a biopsychosocial and genetic study of 551 families with many members living to remarkably old ages.
The study researchers determined the ages at which 462 women had their last child and how old those women lived to be. The researchers found that women who had their last child after the age of 33 years were twice as likely to live to 95 years or older compared with women who had their last child by age 29.
Additionally, the study results indicate that women may be the impetuses behind the evolution of genetic variants that slow aging and decrease risk for age-related genes.
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