The Mark of a Supermom

“Mothers of twins do not just get twice the bundle of joy—they are also healthier than other mothers… according to Shannen Robson and Ken Smith, of the University of Utah…. Although all women face a trade-off between the resources their bodies allocate to reproduction and those reserved for the maintenance of health, robust women can afford more of both than frail ones. And what surer way to signal robustness than by bearing more than one child at a time? In other words, the two researchers conjectured, the mothers of twins will not only display greater overall reproductive success, they will also be healthier than those who give birth only to singletons.” –  Read the rest of the article at The Economist

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