Mother's stress during pregnancy could children kids age faster
Suffering from premature crow's feet? Just another thing you can start blaming on your poor mother, apparently.
According to a new study from the University of Heidelberg in Germany, a pregnant woman's stress levels can have some adverse effects on her unborn child later in life.
Along with aging faster, you might also have a higher risk of developing age-related diseases.
The study examined DNA and Telomeres in particular. Telomeres act as caps at the ends of chromosomes and their main function is to protect DNA from damage.
However, telomeres shorten with age. If they're damaged earlier, due to stress, those people might age quicker.
Moms-to-be should focus on finding a little zen. Your baby will thank you in the long run.