NEWS: Multiple pregnancies might make women’s cells age more QUICKLY.
Like pregnant women and mums didn’t have enough on their plates, a recent study has shown that the more times you’re pregnant the more years you AGE.
See below how exactly this happens.
Multiple pregnancies can cause mums to age faster
They say worrying about your kids will age you, turns out it’s true!
The study performed by Northwestern University has revealed that multiple pregnancies can cause women’s cells to age at a faster rate.
The study looked at 2 separate markers of cellular ageing (telomere length and epigenetic age, these both independently predict mortality) in hundreds of young women with different reproductive histories in the Philippines.
Both cellular ageing markers appeared ‘older’ in women who had more pregnancies in their reproductive histories,
“Even after accounting for other factors that affect cellular ageing, the number of pregnancies still came out on top,” said Calen Ryan, the study lead.