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Late fertility is associated with longer lives

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, November 29, 2007 | 0 comments

The University researchers also are studying the age at which the women had children to determine whether late fertility is associated with longer lives.

Studies in fruit flies had shown that the life span doubled for both males and females that had been grown for many generations from the last laid eggs.

In the Utah Population Database, they are testing whether the brothers and sisters of women who had their last child after age 46 have a greater chance of living past age 90.


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