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:
The healthiest month to be born in was May. Authors have found that people born in May are the least to report any illnesses.
The findings indicate that those born in November were at an increased risk of developing ADHD.
Those born in September had a slightly higher risk of Asthma.
Those born in March face the highest risk of developing heart disease.
Participants born in October were at increased risk for respiratory conditions; however, they had an increased protection against developing cardiovascular conditions.