Want to live long? Have more kids!

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If you want to live long and slow down your ageing, don’t shy away from going for more kids. According to an interesting study, the number of children born to a woman influences the rate at which her body ages.

ageing-wefronewsThe findings showed that women who gave birth to more number of children, exhibited longer telomeres.mom-wefornewsLonger telomeres are integral to cell replication and are associated with longevity.

The social environment may also influence the relationship between their reproductive efforts and the pace of ageing, added the team.

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