LOS ANGELES, CA - Attention all 30-something single ladies out there doing your thing: if you are tired of people dropping not so subtle hints about having kids, there is now a new study that you can use to tell them to back off and respect your grind.
A Boston University School of Medicine study found that women who give birth naturally after the age of 33 have a higher chance of living to extreme old age than those who had their last child before the age of 30. So tell your nosy aunt to leave you be, you might just outlive all of them!
The study analyzed data from the Long Life Family Study, a survey of 551 families, many of whose members lived to a ripe old age. They determined the ages at which 462 women had their last child and how long they ended up living.
The researchers suspect that the women who gave birth after the age of 33’s DNA might harbor genetic variants that slow aging and lower the risk for age related diseases. These women could presumably bear children for a longer period of time, boosting their chances of passing these genes down to future generations. This means we have women to thank for the evolution of longevity genes.
So there you go single ladies! You keep doing you and you’ll outlive all the haters!