Navigation Links
Moms Who Have Twins May Live Longer: Study
Date:5/11/2011

WEDNESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Naturally conceiving and giving birth to twins may be a sign of good health, new research suggests.

The study found that among women who were born in Utah in the 1800s, those who gave birth to twins tended to live longer than the mothers of singletons.

University of Utah researchers analyzed records on nearly 59,000 non-polygamous women in the Utah Population Database who were born between 1807 and 1899 and lived to at least age 50. Of those women, about 4,600 gave birth to twins.

Among women born before 1870, mothers who had twins had a 7.6 percent lower yearly risk of dying after age 50 than mothers who had one baby at a time. Among women born between 1870 and 1899, the risk was 3.3 percent lower for moms who had twins, although that was not statistically significant.

The study also found that mothers of twins had more children than normal, had a shorter interval between births, and were older when they had their last child.

"The prevailing view is that the burden of childbearing on women is heavier when bearing twins," senior author and demographer Ken R. Smith, a professor of family and consumer studies, said in a university news release. "But we found the opposite: women who naturally bear twins in fact live longer and are actually more fertile."

The finding that mothers of twins tend to live longer does not mean that having twins is healthy for women, Smith explained.

Indeed, the study did not look at women who died in childbirth or before menopause, but only those who reached at least age 50.

But the findings suggest that healthier women are more likely to have twins.

The study is published in the May 11 online edition of the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

"This study has been able to identify -- and it's a fairly novel result -- another important factor that contributes to health and longevity in later years, namely, that women bearing twins appear to be healthier," Smith said. "That innate healthiness is contributing to their ability to have twins, and it is also contributing to their longevity."

Smith directs the University of Utah's Pedigree and Population Resource, which maintains and manages the Utah Population Database.

More information

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has more about twins.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Utah, news release, May 10, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Book Tells of a Dark Secret that Puts Adult Twins on the Opposite Sides of the Law
2. Makewell Meditour Helps Nigerian Family Find a Facility to Perform Rare Separation Surgery for Conjoined Twins
3. Twins Study Points to Environmental Cause for MS
4. For Valentine's Day, Lifestyle Correspondent and Her Two Sets of Twins Show a Little Love Where Its Needed the Most
5. NFL Players With Concussions Sidelined Longer: Study
6. Results from study of 8,000 older people in Ireland launched
7. Drug Therapy for Artery Disease Underused, Study Says
8. Heart Failure, Weak Bones Often Go Together, Study Finds
9. Mental Decline Common in Women Over 85: Study
10. Colonoscopy Better Than Alternative at Spotting Cancer in Seniors: Study
11. Chronic Tylenol Use May Be Linked to Blood Cancer, Study Suggests
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... of dental implants in Bayside, NY, who have now spent 10 years as ... the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry. Through the program, private practitioners ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Myers Jackson is well known for ... to sell luxury homes anywhere on the planet. The luxury home market is alive ... to Houston city-scapes. A quick search of “11 Spyglass Hill Auction will enlighten you ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Accordant Technology, a trusted IT ... delivers an analytics-first approach, layered with machine learning, that provides real-time visibility into ... the cloud to the edge. Through the new partnership, customers get the real-time ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... most prominent for-profit and nonprofit hospitals and health systems in the nation and ... around their institutions, led professional organizations and been instrumental in developing successful hospital ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... MDLand International (MDLand), ... announced today that its iClinic V12.2 solution has achieved approval from National Center ... introduced PCMH 2017 standards which emphasize team-based care with a significant focus on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/15/2017)... 2017 Enterin Inc., a privately-held CNS pharmaceutical company ... compounds to treat Parkinson,s disease (PD), has enrolled the first ... 1/2a randomized, controlled, multicenter study involving patients with PD and ... patients over a 9-to-12-month period. The first stage is open ... PD. Participating sites include Denver , ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX ) announced ... quarter ended April 1, 2017 .   GAAP diluted ... to the prior year period as the sale of ... while non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.50 increased 6.4%.  Revenue ... currency terms.  Excluding the effects of blood screening and ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... -- Radiology has become the number one diagnostic tool ... to the number one ranking as a result.  More ... as the most complete and reliable method for clinical ... pain an MRI may confirm a suspected herniated disc ... entirely different treatment protocols.  In these circumstances, patients need ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: