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Higher maternal age not affecting child’s health

A new study conducted by the German researchers suggests that children of advanced-aged mothers do not face a higher risk of disease in their later life.

Researchers found that, unlike the current belief, higher maternal age does not have a negative effect on children’s health.

Though it is still undeniable that advanced maternal age brings a higher risk of miscarriage and conditions such as Trisomy 21, "early births appear to be more dangerous for children than late ones," said study researcher Mikko Myrskyla of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Germany.

Among 18,000 analyzed US children and their mothers, on first stage of observation , researchers found that children born to mothers over 35 did appear less healthy as adults than those born to 25- to 34-year-old moms.

After vast analyzing, while the researchers took into account the mother’s education and date of death, people born to moms older than 35 were no more likely to be unhealthy than those of 25- to 34-year-old moms.

The study uncovered that people born to women ages 20-24 suffered from 5 percent more diseases than those born to mothers ages 25-34 and this rate comes to higher amount, about 15 percent, for those children of mothers at the ages 14 to19.

The study also highlights the importance of mother’s preparation turn and a series of years she lives after giving birth to them as the biggest factors impacting the children’s health.

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