What Your Birth Month Says About Your Health
If you were born in June, July or August you may have hit the health lottery.
This article originally appeared on MIMI.
A recent scientific study finds that the month in which we are born can strongly influence our overall health as adults, with summer birthdays leading the way in terms of optimal wellness and even height.
A team out of Cambridge University studied the grown and development charts of approximately 450,000 people registered in the United Kingdom's Biobank. It was concluded that the month in which you're born impacts birth weight, the start of puberty and your overall adult health. It can even affect how tall you grow to be.
Babies born during the summer clocked in with heavier birthweights and also typically were taller as adults than those born at other times of the year. Interestingly we can look at the Kardashian sisters as a prime example of this study: Khloe Kardashian was born in June and stands far taller than sisters Kourtney (born in April) and Kim (born in October).
The study's authors attribute the head start summer babies seem to have to the likelihood that women pregnant during this time are more likely to be exposed to the sun, offering them more access to vitamin D. Scientists are still trying to figure out why this link exists.