If you're a parent like I am, then no one can dispute the stress or gray hair that comes along with trying to raise well behaved and well adjusted children.  Some days, you're so drained from parenting that it just might feel like 20 years older than you are, and you can't imagine even making it to old age due to the stress of it all, but guess what?  According to a new study, having kids may actually help you to live LONGER! 

This study, in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health examined over  21,000 couples who were seeking in-vitro fertility treatments and researchers found that  women who were unable to conceive a child were four times more likely to die prematurely over women who were mothers.  The statistic for men were fairly high as well.  Those who never became fathers were twice as likely to die early.

Now keep in mind, these death rates are for those who were not childless by choice.  So at least on the surface being a parent has health benefits. Now, if I could just find a way to reverse my child induced gray hair.

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