Frequently people express sympathy towards mothers of twins due to the extreme amount of work they’re presented with but now it seems having twins may actually be a benefit when it comes to long term health and overall life expectancy.
The study was conducted using a variety of mothers who had given birth to individual children or twins and the results were quite solid according to doctors. Mothers who had given birth to twins were in fact significantly likely to live longer, healthier lives for a variety of reasons.
The research team says they originally did not believe the results but through extensive investigation they were able to confirm that the results were correct. Mothers who gave birth to twins were consistently living longer lives.
The reasoning behind this is twofold according to doctors. The most obvious reason for longer lives is that mothers of twins were generally physically and mentally stronger due to the trouble of raising two children at one time. Mothers of twins are reportedly genetically and biologically stronger as well according to researchers which would explain why mothers of twins see a benefit from having twins even decades after their twins have grown. Astonishingly doctors think it may actually be possible to recreate the biological chemical that makes mothers of twins so much stronger and eventually turn it into some sort of commercial available medicine; though at this time much more research is needed before anything like this could be possible.