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Women need to give birth after 40

03 May 2016, 09:00

Specialists in demography from Germany and the UK said that women after 40 years give birth to healthier children than younger girls. The results of their research specialists published in one of the well-known scientific journals, and a summary of the study is posted on the website of the Society. Max Planck (Germany).

During the research, scientists noticed that children who were born by more mature mothers are healthier and better educated. According to scientists, the more rich life experience of women, their financial status allows to provide the child with the best future. But here it is worth noting that the conclusions drawn by the German experts are more suitable for Western society. Now several studies carried out in this area have shown that late childbirth is associated with an increased risk for both the mother and the child. Children born to parents after 40 years old are more likely to suffer from Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, high blood pressure. But, according to demographers, all these risks can not be taken into account against the backdrop of the achievements of modern medicine and the high quality of education in Western universities.

According to some reports, an average leap forward occurs in health care on average once every 10 years, which makes it possible to improve people's quality of life. It is worth repeating once again that these statements are typical for Western countries and only there it can be taken into account, deciding to have a child after 40 years.

The scientists explained the course of their thoughts in such a way that a woman born in 1950, who became a mother in 40 years (in 1990) and not in 20 years (in 1970), could give her child better medical care and education, because medicine and education in the 90's is significantly different from the level that was in the 70's.

In their studies, scientists analyzed the data of about 2 million people born from the 60th to the 91st years of the last century. All information was collected in order to determine the possible connection between the mental capabilities of children and the physical and biological data of parents (height, weight, age). As a result, it was found that children of "late parents" were more likely to enter higher education institutions and to learn better, compared to children whose parents were younger. Scientists also noted that especially this trend is seen in the example of brothers or sisters who were born with a difference of 10 years or more.

If you believe the results of another study, women who have not given birth until age 30 are more likely to develop breast cancer. According to researchers, women from 20 to 30 years are strongly affected by the female sex hormone, which is considered to be a provocateur of breast cancer. During pregnancy, the level of this hormone significantly decreases in the female body, which is a defense against the development of oncology, so scientists do not recommend women to postpone the birth of the first child at a later date. According to experts, in recent years, breast cancer has increasingly become apparent in young women 30 to 34 years, which is most likely due to the fact that modern women are not in a hurry with motherhood.

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Portnov Alexey Alexandrovich

Education: Kiev National Medical University. A.A. Bogomolets, Specialty - "General Medicine"

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