May 12, 2016 – Children of older moms may have some advantages
Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests.
Using data on over 1.5 million Swedish adults, researchers found that people born to mothers who were in their late-30s or 40s tended to be taller, fitter and more educated than those born to younger moms.
But, that doesn’t guarantee that being born to an older mother means a person will be fitter, taller or more likely to aspire to a higher education. This study can only show an association between those factors.