Birth month influences our health, study reveals.
If you were born during summer, you should know you’re a lucky person! Study reveals that those who were born in summer tend to be healthier than the others.
The study was published in Heliyon journal and revealed that baby girls born in the summer have biggest chances of been healthy grown-ups. The study was based on almost half a million people from the UK. The study authors declared that the sunlight, which represents a source of vitamin D, is beneficial in the second trimester of pregnancy. However, further research is needed.
The study also suggests that the birth month influences the birth weight and both of them are important when the girl reaches puberty, as they are essential for the overall health of the child when reaching maturity.
The research was made at the Medical Research Council and revealed that children that were born during summer were a little bit heavier at birth and taller when reaching maturity as compared to those born during winter, who would reach puberty later.
“When you were conceived and born occurs largely ‘at random’ – it’s not affected by social class, your parents’ ages or their health – so looking for patterns with birth month is a powerful study design to identify influences of the environment before birth,” claimed John Perry, the study’s lead author.
Other studies revealed several effects that the season of birth had upon birth weight and other health problems. Perry believes that childhood development, timing of puberty included, is an important connection between early life and health status when reaching maturity.
The study’s result revealed that babies born in summer months were heavier at birth and taller as adults. Also, the girls born during summer started puberty much later, which is a sign of a healthy mature life.
The researchers believe that the differences between babies born in the summer and those born in the winter lies in the quantity of sunlight, so vitamin D the mother gets during her pregnancy.
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