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Study: Younger Moms Have Longer Living Kids

Monday, 17 April 2006 12:00 AM

The common practice of postponing pregnancy until the late 30's or even 40s may not be the best thing for babies' health, according to a new study from the University of Chicago.

The study by Dr. Leonid Gavrilov and his colleagues at the university's Center on Aging found that younger moms tend to have children who live longer than the offspring of older women.

In fact, the research team analysis of Census Bureau statistics found that the odds of living to 100 and beyond double when a person is born to a woman under 25 years of age.

They also found that people who live to over 100 are more likely to come from farming families in the Midwest than anywhere else.

The Chicago investigator isn't sure why younger mom's have longer living kids.

It could be that a woman's eggs are healthier and stronger when she is young. Or it could be that younger moms carrier fewer chronic infections which affect the long-term health of their babies.

"At this point all we have is hypotheses.," Gavrilov said.

The study was reported at the Population Association of America meeting in Los Angeles.

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