Posted By Jennie Chancey on December 6, 2011
From the Telegraph online:
Having four or more babies may be good for you, research has shown, as mothers of large families were less likely to die of a stroke….
Research involving 1300 women in California suggested those who had four or more children were one third less likely to due from cardiovascular disease. The majority of the effect seemed to result from the prevention of stroke, as mothers of large families were almost 50 per cent less likely to die of a stroke.
It may be that having higher levels of hormones associated with pregnancy circulating in the body for longer may leave lasting benefits on the body’s blood vessels, the researchers suggested.
It could also be that larger families offered greater social support to the mothers, or women that have more children are generally in better health, they said.
Fascinating. Read the full piece HERE.