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This Study Found The More Children A Woman Has, The Slower She Ages And Moms Everywhere React With 28 Epic Responses
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This Study Found The More Children A Woman Has, The Slower She Ages And Moms Everywhere React With 28 Epic Responses

Mom-Coms like Workin Moms,’ The Letdown, and SMILF are a somewhat recent genre that highlights the less glamorous reality of motherhood and they are resonating with moms everywhere. The sleep deprivation, lost social life, milking yourself like a cow and coming back to work – it is a fulltime job they aren’t getting paid for. Which is why a recent study from Simon Fraser University study that suggests that ‘having more children slows down the aging process,’ and it had moms everywhere laughing through their tears – but one woman had the perfect response.

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The study was published in Science Daily and was based on the examination of DNA strands in mothers. The researchers suggested in the paper that “the number of children born to a woman influences the rate at which her body ages,” and the results were positive. They found “women who give birth to more surviving children exhibited longer telomeres. Telomeres are the protective tips at the end of each DNA strand and are indicative of cellular aging. Longer telomeres are integral to cell replication and associated with longevity.”

Image credits: Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable

Head researcher of the  Pablo Nepomnaschy project realizes that the results contradict life history theory, which predicts more offspring accelerates biological aging, and says the telomere effect could be a result of estrogen, which dramatically increases during pregnancy. “Estrogen functions as a potent antioxidant that protects cells against telomere shortening,” he explained.

Managing Editor and Snapchat Discover Lead Producer Maria Guido, published her reaction as an article:

“A 2016 study claims having more children makes women age slower and just,

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As you can imagine other mothers’ shared Guido’s feelings and came up with some pretty hilarious responses of their own

And pointed out a key aspect of the study that could explain a lot

One commenter shared some proof that maybe there was something to the science

While there is something to be said for science, there are multiple other scientific studies that support all the hardships that come with having kids such as, workplace bias, earning less money as a mother, deterioration of friendships, sleep deprivation, marriage problems and even a decrease in overall happiness.

But the lows come with highs, happiness researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky explained to Time, her study on the happiness of parents vs non-parents found that while in some cases non-parents were happier: “all types of parents reported having more meaning in life than did their childless counterparts, suggesting that the rewards of parenting may be more ineffable than the daily highs (or lows).”

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Nightwing
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3 years ago

Batman has like 10 kids... no wonder he looks so old 😂

Batman
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3 years ago

Oh f*ck off. Raising you four was a nightmare. I might not have given birth but oh lord I know how hard parenting can be.

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Ozacoter
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3 years ago

Well the study shows that women with more children have longer telomers (the part of the dna that protects the cromosomes from damage). It is true that short telomers cant protect the cell from degeneration, the tissues do not repair well and they dont work as they used to. That might me true.However there are more things that can make a person "age" such as stress, lack of nutrition, diseases, injuries etc. Maybe women with many children age faster because of all of this despite having longer telomers.

Daria B
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3 years ago

I thought the longer telomeres thing, if true, it's probably a natural system of protection of the female body, to help her heal or deal with the damages and stress, to survive. So, it's not about being in advantage, it's more about balancing out for the sake of survival of the species. Well, that's my own conclusion, could be wrong.

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3 years ago

May they enjoy their longevity on an overpopulated planet...

Nia Loves Art
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Because judging women is just so much fun /s

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Nightwing
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3 years ago

Batman has like 10 kids... no wonder he looks so old 😂

Batman
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3 years ago

Oh f*ck off. Raising you four was a nightmare. I might not have given birth but oh lord I know how hard parenting can be.

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Ozacoter
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3 years ago

Well the study shows that women with more children have longer telomers (the part of the dna that protects the cromosomes from damage). It is true that short telomers cant protect the cell from degeneration, the tissues do not repair well and they dont work as they used to. That might me true.However there are more things that can make a person "age" such as stress, lack of nutrition, diseases, injuries etc. Maybe women with many children age faster because of all of this despite having longer telomers.

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought the longer telomeres thing, if true, it's probably a natural system of protection of the female body, to help her heal or deal with the damages and stress, to survive. So, it's not about being in advantage, it's more about balancing out for the sake of survival of the species. Well, that's my own conclusion, could be wrong.

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B
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3 years ago

May they enjoy their longevity on an overpopulated planet...

Nia Loves Art
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Because judging women is just so much fun /s

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