Named “the best age for childbirth” to avoid an early grave

IF there wasn’t enough social pressure to have a baby already, scientists claim they’ve found the best age to have a baby to avoid an early grave.

And it might not be what you think.


Women typically give birth to their first child around the age of 30 in the UK.1 credit

Women give birth to their first child sometime during their teens and into their mid-40s.

According to research, those who are on both ends of the extremes are more likely to experience potentially fatal health problems.

More than 4,000 Korean women took part in the latest study conducted by Seoul University.

They took part in the study in the early 2000s, when they were, on average, 52 years old.

The women were asked when their first child was born and were divided into three categories: under 23, 24 to 25, and over 26.

They were followed for about 18 years, until 2018, to see how the death rates compared between them.

The study found that young and older mothers were at greater risk of all-cause death and cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, than were young mothers in their 20s.

This suggests that the ideal age for the birth of the first child is 25 years.

An age group beyond the 26-year mark was not studied because not enough participants fit into this group for the results to be reliable.

The average age of a first-time mom in Korea is around 31, the same as in the UK.

However, previous research on the same topic has revealed the same trends, the research team writes in the journal. mature.

One study found that new mothers under 24 and those aged 28 to 32 and older experienced worse outcomes than those in their early 20s.

What is the problem?

The researchers say that younger women who had their first child at age 16 may have faced educational or career challenges.

According to them, this can lead to poor health as a result of socio-economic disadvantage.

It has also been discussed that new moms struggle more with obesity due to the effects of pregnancy-related weight gain and depression on their bodies.

The document states that both of them can contribute to the development of fatal cardiovascular diseases.

For women over age 26, the combined set of factors could put them at risk for heart disease later in life, the researchers say.

In general terms, they may not be able to bounce back like new mothers, for example, to regain physical fitness after childbirth.

They are likely to face the “double burden” of working and caring for children, which can lead to unhealthy lifestyles associated with illnesses such as lack of exercise and poor diet, the researchers said.

The stress of motherhood and career can lead to high blood pressure (hypertension).

“Hypertension due to high BMI and lack of physical activity is the main risk factor with the greatest impact on cardiovascular disease,” the researchers say.

The study analyzed whether older mothers were more likely to die earlier simply because they already had a higher risk of high blood pressure and diabetes during pregnancy.

These pregnancy complications can cause long-term hormonal changes.

But this could not explain the results, suggesting that other factors are at work.

The researchers said their findings could be important given that women are increasingly leaving children behind to focus on other areas of their lives.

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