Scientists at the University of Alberta in Canada, have alerted that boys born to older women were more likely to develop Cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life. Also, the researchers said in animal experiments, males born to older female rats, equivalent in age to a woman of 35, had weaker hearts and blood vessels.
To this end, future studies, will look into whether or not the findings were true in humans, said Professor Davidge, adding that a particular focus would be the role of the placenta.
The findings of the new study were published in the ‘Journal of Physiology’. Although, previous studies had shown that delaying motherhood was already known to increase the risk of complications in pregnancy. However, going by the new research, scientists have found that the growing trend of putting careers ahead of starting a family could have an even bigger impact on future generations than feared. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels.