Being a parent could ADD two years to your life

Parent reading to two children.

In a Swiss study likely to be met with skepticism by bleary-eyed parents, health experts are claiming that parenthood may be the secret to long life – because children go on to provide vital support.

Swedish health experts found people with children tended to live longer

The suspected reason is children provide vital support when parents are older

        At 60 years old, fathers can expect to survive another 20.2 years

Mothers at 60 can be expected to live a further 24.6 years

The question: How many years per child are added? Do I reach the inevitable law of diminishing marginal returns? Magic Number?

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4311146/Being-parent-ADD-two-years-life.html#ixzz4byOznZHZ


 

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