Having More Children Can Lead to Faster Brain Deterioration
A new study has found that the more children you have, the quicker your brain deteriorates.
According to The Independent, a study recently published in the journal Demography found that having more than two children has a negative impact on cognition as you get older. Researchers found that this effect is similar for both men and women.
According to SciTechDaily, the researchers examined data from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe to see how having three or more children compared to two children impacts late-life cognition.
“The negative effect of having three or more children on cognitive functioning is not negligible. It is equivalent to 6.2 years of aging,” Eric Bonsang, PhD., professor of economics at the Université Paris-Dauphine, said in a statement reported by The Independent.