A large family is a shield for the health of the mother

A new study has shown that the presence of four or more children can have a positive impact on the health of the mother in America. Scientists conducted a study and found that in large families the mother's health is better in many respects, it has, for example, less likely to die from stroke, despite the stress associated with raising children.

This can be explained by the presence of higher levels of hormones associated with pregnancy, circulating in the body longer, as suggested by the researchers. This may also be due to the fact that large families are offered a large social support for mothers, or women who have more children, as a rule, monitor the state of health. The study's lead author Marnie Jacobs from the University of California says that the mechanisms of this phenomenon has not been studied, although a positive effect of a larger number of children on the health of the mother is obvious.

Professor Donald pills, spokesman for the Royal College of obstetricians and gynaecologists, said: "We know that women who want conceives a child and cannot have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease due to, for example, polycystic ovaries, now studied and reverse the trend. We know that cardiovascular disease kills more women than men, but they suffer in different ways, and we still do not fully understand why.

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