Age at Pregnancy and Brainpower in Older Age


A study recently published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society has found a positive association between pregnancy at a later age and late-life cognition.

Having the last baby after age 35 led to better brainpower after menopause. Whilst the researchers involved in this study do not recommend that women wait until this age to close their family, estrogen and progesterone are beneficial to the brain in later life.

Women post menopause who had their last baby after age 35 showed better verbal memory. Those who started their family at 24 or older, presented better attention control, working memory, and problem-solving.

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