Parents More Likely to Live Longer than Childless Adults
Written by Lindsey Burnworth
Last updated on December 07, 2012 @ 7:50PM
Created on December 07, 2012 @ 6:07PM
Well parents, you can thank your kids for this one. A new study from the University of Denmark found adults who have kids are more likely to live longer, than those who don't.
The study suggests parents could live longer for a few reasons, but the main one is that parents are more motivated to stay healthy for their kids.
It also found that people who tried to have kids, but failed, are two to four times more likely to die younger.
Doctors said that can also happen because of the stress of trying to have kids.
Now, the study did find there wasn't a direct relationship between adults without kids and mental illness.
Authors also found people were more likely to change their behaviors after they have kids.
Parents were less likely to die from things like car accidents than adults without kids, and authors think that's because parents are more cautious.
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