Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

21/11/2006

Young moms, long life?

Firstborn children of women younger than 25 are twice as likely to defy the average life span and go on to live beyond 100, according to a new study.

Leonid A. Gavrilov and his colleagues at the University of Chicago’s Center for Aging have relied on a wealth of Internet data – from genealogy Web sites to federal death indexes – to study centenarians to figure out why so many firstborns seem to outpace their younger siblings in the longevity race. for more click here

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