Young Mom = You Will Live Longer

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in Science
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2006-06-23T213904Z_01_SPI377899_RTRUKOC_0_US-SCIENCE-BIRTH-AGE.xml

If you were born before your Mom was 25, you have a much better chance of reaching old age.
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Female 2
In conclusion, the findings in this study cannot be proven factual or even reasonable for another 80-100 years when there is a group of centenarians born during the times of advanced medical technology and higher rates of marriage and childbearing in the late 20s and early and mid 30s to compare to the 1875-1899 study group. Let`s wait awhile before we try to use the lifestyles and families of people born two centuries ago to conclude which of us will live to see 100!
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Female 2
What you have to realize about this theory is that there are many flaws! First, the study was done on people who were at least 100 years old and born between 1875 and 1899. In those times, most people got married in their early and mid-teens and had kids by the time they were 20. Therefore, most of the people in the study would have had mothers who gave birth to them before the age of 25 anyway. Second, medical care in the late 1800s was prehistoric and there have been great technilogical advances in medicine and healthcare in the last century. Therefore, prenatal care is significantly more advanced and allows for more healthy babies to be born to older women. Current prenatal care standards were unheard of then. Third, the environment in which most children born to younger mothers in the 1800s lived was much more family oriented, traditional and low-stress than they usually are nowadays and all of these factors can be linked to a longer, healthier life.
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Female 1,382
Hehehe, people with mothers that are younger than eighteen years older than them ARE sluts (or got raped, lolz, their fault for dressing slutty)
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Female 169
o no im going to die young :(
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Female 329
great...that sucks for me then...lol
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Female 338
Damn you, mom. I`m doomed.
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Male 13
I`m in like flint on this then... but with the current state of the world as a whole I`m not to sure I want to make it to 100.. unless theres a movie coming out I want to see :P
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Female 24
My natural mother was 14 when I was born. :-P
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Female 673
I`m sure there are many factors that contribute to long life, I think they`re saying that that just could be one of them.
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Female 673
People shouldn`t go around making judgements about people they`ve never met, or know anything about, or who`s name they don`t even know.

Jerks.

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Female 420
Wow, this was a popular post! So I apologize if someone has already pointed this out.

The scientists had finished by saying that most of the similarities held by centerians was speculation as to whether it had anything to do with their long life. However, the fact that a woman is born with all the eggs she will produce, and that they age (along with her) as she grows older. It only makes sense, that the younger the eggs, the better they are. That is why women over the age of 35 are warned that their chances of having birth defects increase from that age on. Their eggs are old and begin to deteorate. Unsure of all the other stuff, except that living on a farm means hard work and living off the land. Much healthier than someone who has never done hard physical labor and lives off fast food. Think about it folks.

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Female 296
my mum isn`t a slut, thanks very much estilopanama, but she was 17 when she had me.

kewl, I`ll live long. Unless, y`know, I get run over or something.. touch wood

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Female 211
im screwed !! ... 30
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Female 339
"i know someone whose mom had them when they were 11 and they are hella cool."

Um, yeah o.O Would you not find it a little weird that your mother is near enough the same age as yourself?

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Female 339
Now i really feel for that kid that was born to the worlds oldest mother... 68.
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Female 174
My mom was 17, I am the first child, and I lived on a farm when I was younger... 3 out of 4 isn`t bad. But I don`t want to live to 100.
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Male 1,343
"`Whoever said "Young mothers are Sluts` FU(K YOU! I`ll have you know that my Mom was 14 when she had me and I`m an only Child so FU(K YOU!!!`
LMAO! You better be sarcastic! 14 years old?? That`s just bearly out of middle school!"

no, you better be sarcastic.

i know someone whose mom had them when they were 11 and they are hella cool.

much better than you. your mom mustve been 72 or something for you to get that idea.

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Male 994
i guess that means i`ll live only to 60ish?
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Male 73
My mom had my sister when she was 18 and she had me when she was 23! Score, we`ll both live long! :-D
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Male 2,551
I`m sorry, this seems totlly B.S.

Life factors affect it more than this, not everyones gonna grow up the same, people have diferent experiences, so sorry, I see no research apart from the fact that it just tells you. Hey, everybody, if you drink acid, it cures cancer!

now we let the idiots perish.

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Female 576
sounds like an excuse to have sex at an earlier age if you ask me =/
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Male 2,510
Whoever said "Young mothers are Sluts` FU(K YOU! I`ll have you know that my Mom was 14 when she had me and I`m an only Child so FU(K YOU!!!

this really does not support your case, because you said that doesnt mean she wasnt a slut, which is probably the case...you`ve got to be a fu*king slut yo get preggers at 14 or incredibly stupid, you choose, those are your options. Bye

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Female 74
i just asked my brother how old our mom was when he was born...21...and that means that she was 27 when i was born! oh that sucks..now i wont live as long...darn...LOL
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Male 506
"Whoever said "Young mothers are Sluts` FU(K YOU! I`ll have you know that my Mom was 14 when she had me and I`m an only Child so FU(K YOU!!!"
LMAO! You better be sarcastic! 14 years old?? That`s just bearly out of middle school!
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Male 506
"Young moms are sluts.

`Nuff said."
Agreed. :-)

My mom was 36.

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Female 182
This makes me sad. My mom was 37 when she had me. I was a whole decade off. Poop. That sucks. I don`t want to die. I don`t want to have to think about if there even is an afterlife or a heaven or hell. My life isn`t even that great, but that doesn`t mean I want to die early.

Oh, and the fact that BOTH of my parents are diabetic doesn`t really help that either. :[
Oh well, I guess i should be blessed for even being born, right? Not that I`m religious.

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Female 430
woot my birth mom was 17! hahahaha...
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Male 6
Im sorry but people giving birth under 18 is an idiotic thing to do...GO TO SCHOOL!
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Female 226
Living to 100 to spend the last 20 years wasting away in a rest home? No thanks.
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Female 673
Young mother`s aren`t sluts. That`s horrible. Anyway, back in our parent`s generation people were getting married at a much younger age.

By the way there`s no solid proof of this but there is STATISTICS! And I`m sure 25`s not the dead set line, it`s just an average or something.

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Female 1,984
I DON`T CARE.

My mother was 33 when I was born, I`m second-born and have never lived on a farm and stuff.

BUT, on my mother`s side, A LOT of relatives have lived past 100.

I`ll live past 100 regardless of this "science".

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Male 1,521
That sucks!
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Female 100
"I`m sure there`s not much to do in life once you hit 70-80 anway. I mean your not gonna go tour the world or anything."

Well, if that`s what you expect, that`s probably what will happen for you. However, I know of more people traveling to far-off countries in their 80s than in their 20s. Old age doesn`t have to be boring.

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Male 43
Sunnovabit**!!! oh well, I wasn`t expecting to make it past 60 anyway
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Female 358
That sucks my mom was 27 when i was born. Dammit.
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Female 406
My mom was 37 but I`m eldest child. Well i dont wanna live to be that old. I just wanna be through with this life, its getting me nowhere at all. Except advanced class in school and being star of a play at school but other than that I have a bad life.
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Female 79
Dang my mom was 26
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Female 370
Geeze, my mom was 29. Damn you all!
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Female 68
Woo Hoo!!! I get to live until 100 or longer! I have lived in western US all of my life! I am the first born in my family and my mother was only 22 when she had me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay!!

lol i sound so enthused!

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Female 161
goddamnit
my mom was 29
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Male 223
woo hoo my mom was 16 when i wuz born i`m gonna be 110! and i`m the first born out of me and my 3 brothers too
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Male 361
hmmm im gonna live long

bitchen

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Male 2,781
P`SS OFF MOOSE!!!
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Male 146
Yay I`m gonna be 100 years old!
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Male 1,343
but your reasons are also true, eating healthier and exercising.

but i do believe that this can be a factor, but maybe not as big as the other two.

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Male 561
Some ppl dont want to be old i only want to live to be 65
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Male 1,343
actually, aftershock, it makes sense..

if your mom is younger when you are in the womb, then your mom will have a higher metabolism and transfer more of the nutrients and minerals to you while you are vulnerable, which makes you stronger and healthier.

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Male 2,781
I THINK THIS IS ALL BULL
REASON IS MOST LIKELY PEOPLE ARE EATING `BETTER` AND A LOT MORE EXERCISE AND SH`T LIKE THAT...MANY FACTORS NOT REALLY HAVING YOUR MOMMY GIVING BIRTH TO YOU AT A YOUNG AGE. CULTURE AND OTHER SH`T LIKE THAT...
ANYWAY P`SS OFF IF YOU DON`T AGREE!!!
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Female 607
Mwahahahaha I`m gonna outlive my stupid little brothers... I was born just before my mum`s 23rd birthday

But what I don`t understand is why they`re classing 25 as YOUNG to be having kids? I always planned to have kids as soon as I hit my 20`s... Okay, so I have, and don`t have kids, but I don`t have a partner either so that`s the only reason...

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Male 1,343
ok shoot me down...


not only was i born from someone older than 25, but i was born second to my sister...


so according to that, im probably not going to live to the ripe old age of 20...

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Male 2,486
I`m sure there`s not much to do in life once you hit 70-80 anway. I mean your not gonna go tour the world or anything.
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Male 12
My mom was 34 and my dad was 38 when I was born...dang I`m screwed. Oh well, just about every male in my family has made it to their early eighties, except the two or three who offed themselves.
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Male 418
What about young mothers living in the ghetto? There`s lots of young moms under the age of 18 but I suspect that their kids have enough trouble living to the ripe old age of 30
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Female 2,552
I`m not living very long. My mom gave birth two me and my two brothers when she was thirty-two two months premature. Lol.
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Male 1,066
aww man...
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Male 246
lol
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Female 73
You know, if you get hit by a car and die these statistics go out the window.

Because you`re dead....

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Female 17
14....... thats pretty young........ I`M almost 14........wow.
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Male 246
Whoever said "Young mothers are Sluts` FU(K YOU! I`ll have you know that my Mom was 14 when she had me and I`m an only Child so FU(K YOU!!!
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Female 127
My mom was 30. damn.
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Male 1,866
The chances of living to the ripe old age of 100 -- and beyond -- nearly double for a child born to a woman before her 25th birthday...

aren`t the chances of reaching 100 one in a BILLION? ok so double that.... still not that high...

btw my mom was 19.:) ZING

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Male 2,510
this is a load of sweaty dogs testicals
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Male 230
skyira i think its BS to but it said ppl born to young mothers have a higher chance, not for sure though so ppl born to slightly older mothers, acording to this, wont have as good of a chance but still might reach that age range...
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Male 743
no
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Male 27
am i the only one who dosent want to live to 100
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Female 1,033
i think my mom was 25 when she had me.first and only
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Female 222
so somehow growing up in the west u.s. will give me a shot at a longer life? hmph
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Female 11
i dont want to live to be 100
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Female 76
damn damn damn, 2nd born and my mom was 27
I hope you all get hit by a bus
:-)
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Male 382
Bah, my mum was 41.
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Female 2,074
Young moms are sluts.

`Nuff said.

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Female 1,426
isn`t that a bit young? my mom was in her 30`s.
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Female 552
my mom was 19 and im a first born daughter yay! lol
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Female 1,134
thats BS my grandmother gave birth to my aunt when she was 26 years old and shes 83 and i was born when my mom was 38 i believe so it`s BS I say
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Male 962
damit my mom was 28 when i was born
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Male 1,115
bah, I dont believe it. My chance isnt any higher then any other person on here.
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Male 53
Premature births have nothing to do with how long someone lives. I have noticed that kids with problems are usually born to older parents (40+ years)
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Male 73
suddenly think that there will be h3ll lots more people aged 100 in 80 years time...
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Male 577
My mom was 23 when I was born. I still don`t think I`m gonna reach 100.
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Female 17
what is this a `calling all sluts` get pregnant and your child could be the longest living child. Also this is false because the earlier a women has a child the more likely it is to be born premature.
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Male 81
yay!! i might live to be 100...this sounds pretty sketchy, doesn`t sound like they have much solid evidence
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Female 673
My mum was 26... damn... just missed the margin.

But I guess this means I better get married and have kids before it`s too late...

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Male 2,057
yay im gonna live longer!
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Male 368
I guess my chances for getting over 100 years old are smaller than I`d like them to be.
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Female 195
I know this post will probably have a little bashing, but I just ran in and told my husband about it. I`m trying to convince him to start trying for kids and he`s saying not yet...I`m almost 21 BTW. Now please don`t bash me. :-)
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Male 129
The Chruch wont like this one bit. 500 years ago this sort of science would have gone on the list of banned books for giving teens an excuse for getting pregnet.

Should I wait until science can look at all my mini-mes to single out the best or just try to get someone pregent ASAP? Should I use both just to be safe?

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Male 287
So what this crap is basically saying, is: If your the firstborn child of an under 25 year old Farmers wife born in Western USA, you have more chance of reaching 100...err...why Western America rather than, say, Southern England or Western Germany? All sounds a bit like yet another unproved theory based on very little evidence.
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Male 356
Goddam it....


....more co-eds are gonna get preggers now, thanks for giving them an excuse.

And due to that in the future there will be more old people on the road....

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Female 504
wahey i`m a first born daughter.....wow only 80 or so more years to go
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Female 2,144
Aw. I Wanted To See My 100th Birthday :(
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Male 51
probably is.....i just asked my mom how old she was lol
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Male 95
Of passing interest. lol i wonder if this is an elaborate sceme by college boys to make young women more willing .... haha.
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Male 10,115
Link: Young Mom = You Will Live Longer [Rate Link] - If you were born before your Mom was 25, you have a much better chance of reaching old age.
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