(picture: Travis with his family)
WOMEN: How far would you go to keep your good looks?
"Charm can be deceiving, and beauty fades away, but a woman who honours the Lord deserves to be praised," says the book of Proverbs.
With husbands wanting their wives to maintain their youthful look of perfect beauty, most women are turning to anti-ageing products and technologies for help.
This approach may no longer be necessary because a research carried out at Yale University revealed the "evidence that childbearing may cause accelerated ageing in women."
If that be the case, what can women do or better still, how many children would be ideal for a woman, bearing in mind the increase in oxidative stress [an imbalance that may lead to quick ageing of the face] associated with pregnancy, childcare and breastfeeding?
The answer comes straight from a new research paper published this November, and it showed that "post-menopausal women with fewer children are perceived as more attractive, healthier and younger than women with more children, by both men and women."
By fewer children, we mean one or two - just like Travis and Jackie Greene or Eben and Jahdiel [pictured above].
The "mechanisms behind the observed variation in facial appearance are not known but higher levels of oxidative stress among women with high parity may explain their faster ageing and lower attractiveness in older age.
These results suggest that costs of reproduction might affect women's physical appearance."
Of a truth, there is more to womanhood than looks - but the research concludes that women with fewer children were thought to be more beautiful and attractive.
Let us hope that women will receive more support from their husbands after reading this.
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