Multiple pregnancies might make women’s cells ‘age’ faster


EXCERPT: There appears to be a cumulative relationship between number of pregnancies and more accelerated biological age. Multiple pregnancies might make women’s cells age more quickly, a new Northwestern University study suggests. [...] Researchers have known from historical records and epidemiological studies that women who have many children tend to have slightly shorter lives and succumb to different diseases than those who don't. [...] Although there is good evidence that having more children, especially more than four or five, can increase the risk of certain diseases and shorten lifespan, researchers still don’t really know why....


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