Can having a baby save your life??
A new study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health looked at a sample population in Denmark and found that couples with children tend to live longer, healthier lives than those without!
According to the numbers, fathers and adoptive parents are about HALF as likely to die prematurely- not only from heart disease and cancer, but also of causes such as fatal accidents!
Women who raise babies to whom they've actually given birth are FOUR TIMES less likely to succumb to premature death!
And that's not all! Not only will their lives be longer, but according to the statistics, parents were also far less likely to suffer from mental health disorders!
As interesting as these numbers are, don't think this means you have to run out and have babies as a sort of tiny human shield!
This is just a statistical correlation, a link in the numbers. They still haven't found out if children are the cause of the healthier lives or if they're both influenced by some unknown third factor.
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