Longevity of women associated with late childbirth

Experts from the North American Menopause Society found out that the mother's age at the time of the birth of her last child affects her life expectancy. The study showed that the later women gave birth, the longer their telomeres were. The results were published in the Menopause magazine.

The length of telomeres - the end sites of chromosomes - is associated with the length of life of a person and the speed of his aging: the shorter they are, the less life. Also known is the connection between the length of telomeres and the development of chronic diseases: cardiovascular, cancer, type 2 diabetes, etc.

In the new work, the scientists have studied the data of more than 1200 women who gave birth to one or two children. At the time of the research, they were in the period of perimenopause and postmenopause.

The authors confirmed that mothers who gave birth at a later age had longer telomeres than those who gave birth earlier. This means these women are more likely to be in good health and live longer.

However, the researchers note that further research is needed to confirm that later births are associated with extending the lives of women. After all, it is quite possible that, on the contrary, longer telomeres allow a woman to give birth in adulthood.

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Oct. 9, 2020, 10:27 a.m.

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