6 Interesting Links Between Your Birth Month & Your Health

Once upon a time, astrology was considered a major part of medicine. Doctors believed that the movement of celestial bodies – and therefore the seasons – had a major impact on one’s health and could be used to predict diseases.
Of course, modern medicine doesn’t subscribe to that theory; somewhere along the way, science dismissed it as pseudoscience.
But recent studies are causing the health community to do a double take.
They suggest that there may very well be a link between one’s birth month and the diseases they might develop.
One study was conducted at the Columbia University Department of Medicine. Researchers looked at medical records for a whopping 1.75 million patients born between 1900 and 2000.
They found that a number of common diseases like ADHD and reproductive complications were strongly correlated to birth month.
Let’s take a look at the results from that study and others to learn what this means for everyone!

6 Links Between Birth Month And Health:

#1 – Summer Babies Are Healthier

This information comes from a study published in the journal Heliyon. Babies born from June through August had higher birth weight, later puberty and tended to be taller in adulthood.
Conversely, babies born from December through February had lower birth weights, earlier puberty and shorter adult heights.
Researchers believe vitamin D exposure — which peaks during the summer months — is behind this phenomenon.

#2 – Mayflowers Have The Lowest Disease Risk

This finding comes from the massive Columbia University study I mentioned earlier. Those born in May have the lowest rates of disease.
On the other hand, those born in October have the highest risk of disease.

#3 – Fall Children Get Asthma More Often

According to a 2008 study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, people born between September and November have a 30% higher risk of asthma.
Researchers believe this is because fall babies are only four months old when their first cold and flu season rolls around.

#4 – Those Born In November Tend To Have Heart Issues

A 2011 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology looked at over 6 million heart disease-related deaths and found that most of the individuals were born in November.

#5 – Girls Born In Summer Are Less Fertile

In 2003, researchers discovered that women born from June to August tend to have fewer children than those born in any other month. The stats prevailed even when contraception use was taken into consideration.

#6 – Those Born In January Have More Mental Health Issues

A 2012 study looked at rates of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to see how they compared to one’s birth month.
They found that both disorders peak in those whose birthdays are in January. The rates during that month are 17% higher than June’s – the birth month of those with the lowest rates of bipolar and schizophrenia.

Learn more from the video below!

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