How Your Birth Month Affects Your Health

So could your birth month determine your health status? According to a study conducted by the university of Columbia your birth month can be a good predictor of your health. This is not something like astrology where the predictions are merely based on dates – no this is actual scientific research.

The authors were able to crunch the numbers from the records of 1.7 million people. They were able to identify the best birth months for a healthy life and the birth months associated with a high risk of certain diseases.

Before you freak out though- there are a few points to keep in mind :

  • This data points towards risks and is not a definite ¬†guide to “who will get a disease or not”
  • The data linking the birth dates to disease risk remains less influential (less important) than other factors that promote health and well being like exercise and diet.
  • The main cause behind the links, according to the authors, are the environmental factors and seasonal changes which may have an impact during pregnancy and infancy.


Now that we know- here are the key takeaways from the research paper:


  1. 1

    The healthiest month to be born in was May. Authors have found that people born in May are the least to report any illnesses. 

  2. 2

    The findings indicate that those born in November were at an increased risk of developing ADHD.

  3. 3

    Those born in September had a slightly higher risk of Asthma. 

  4. 4

    Those born in March face the highest risk of developing heart disease.

  5. 5

    Participants  born in October were at increased risk for respiratory conditions; however, they had an increased protection against developing cardiovascular conditions.

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