Ba­bies Born to Older Moms May Be Smarter, Health­ier

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

PTI

Chil­dren born to older moth­ers may be health­ier, taller and ob­tain more ed­u­ca­tion than kids of younger moth­ers, a new study has claimed. The ben­e­fits as­so­ci­ated with be­ing born in a later year out­weigh the bi­o­log­i­cal risks as­so­ci­ated with be­ing born to an older mother, re­searchers said. The rea­son is that in in­dus­tri­alised coun­tries ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties are in­creas­ing, and peo­ple are get­ting health­ier by the year. In other words, it pays off to be born later, they said.

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