Nightly News   |  December 06, 2012

Childless women more likely to die prematurely

A large study of more than 20,000 couples by Danish researchers determined that becoming a parent greatly decreases your risk of premature death. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a parent greatly reduces the risk of having a premature death . more to the point, the rate of death for childless women was four times higher than women who had given birth in life. having adopted children also lowers the death rate .