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July 20, 2018 Friday 08:06:20 AM IST

Having children? Possibility to live longer!

Parent Interventions

As reported by a study conducted on 1.5 million Swedes, parental status and health is reflected on life expectancy. Despite the natural trend of rising risk of death with age, the average longevity of life is found to be higher in men and women with children than childless individuals.   

This study follows the finding that adults with children live longer than those without. Other factors analysed include education and marital status. A significant influence is found between the status as a parent and mortality.

The results inform that the gains of having children became more visible with age – an effect that was greater for men than women. Furthermore, the research team from Karolinska Institute found that having children had a stronger impact on the longevity of men who were not married than those with a spouse.                                               

Another eye-opening discovery based on data from single-child families is that the sex of child has least influence on parent’s age.


The suggested reasons of long life of persons with children are the physical care, emotional support or even arguing for better treatment that parents obtain from children.



(Source: https://jech.bmj.com/content/71/5/424.info)


 

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