Scientists believe that having children is linked to a smaller likelihood of death by cardiovascular disease. Research published in the journal Human Reproduction showed a 17% increase in cardiovascular related death in childless men. Assistant professor of urology at Stanford University, Dr. Michael Eisenberg notes that the connection can’t quite be established as cause and effect just yet. It is unclear whether low testosterone levels or undiagnosed infertility problems may be linked to childlessness and a predisposition to death by cardiovascular disease. It is suggested that children may also encourage men to take better care of their health.
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