Is childbirth after 33 the key to longevity?
A relevant study found women who had their last child after the age of 33 were twice as likely to celebrate their 95th birthday, compared to those who gave birth for the last time by 29 years old.
Lead researcher Dr. Thomas Perls, from Boston University Medical Center in the US, points out that the findings do not mean women should intentionally delay having children.
The natural ability to have a child at an older age likely indicates that a woman’s reproductive system is ageing slowly, and therefore so is the rest of her body, as we read in Daily Mail.
According to Professor Thomas Perls, “the findings may be an explanation to why 85 per cent of women live to 100 or more years while only 15 per cent of men do”.