Besides all the joys that girls bring to this world, they also add precious years to their parents’ longevity. According to a study, fathers with daughters tend to live longer than those without daughters.
Bright Side is intrigued by this research and we’d like to share it with you.
Since not much is known about the effects of childbirth on the father’s health and body, researchers from Jagiellonian University conducted a study to dig deeper.
A large amount of demographic data was collected and analyzed from more than 4,310 people (consisting of 2,147 mothers and 2,163 fathers).
The number of children considered was made up of daughters and sons of two different variables. The total number of children or sons was found to have no effect on parents.
However, the number of daughters was found to be related to paternal longevity.
The study says that parents with daughters tend to live longer and the more daughters they have, the longer they live, for “74 weeks for every daughter born,” to be specific.
And while this is very good news for all fathers, the data was not that good when it comes to mothers.
According to the study published in the American Journal of Human Biology, both daughters and sons have a negative impact on the health of the mother and reduce their life expectancy.
On a more positive note, another expert recently revealed that women who are single longer are happier.
Contradicting to that specific study, another claims that having a child, regardless of gender, increases the life expectancy of both parents.
Based on data collected over 14 years, these researchers found that couples with a child are more likely to live longer than those who choose not to have children.
Do you agree that children increase the life expectancy of their parents? Identify your father below and tell him how lucky he is to have you in his life.