I’ve always considered myself to be in great health. Sure I have to lose those last ten pounds, but who doesn’t think that of their weight? That said, I look around and see so many people in different levels of good and poor health and wonder why. Is it genetic, in their DNA, are they not exercising enough, what?
As part of my daily routine, I often browse several health information sites; some give me recipes for my Paleo lifestyle while others inform me on the latest health related technology (yeah, I’m a techno geek, too) Recently I stumbled on an amazing find. Apparently scientist have linked disease with your birth month! Wow, I thought, as I read the articles, could my birth month be the reason I am in such good health?
Birth Month Linked To Disease? According to the Columbia University Research study, my birth month – May – is associated with the fewest diseases. The months of October and November were associated with the highest disease rates. Scientists looked at records from 1.7 million patients (born between 1900 and 2000) who were treated for 1,688 conditions from 1985 to 2013. To say I was more than amazed was an understatement. How could birth month and disease be so intimately related? I had no idea and apparently neither do they so new studies are being planned to further clarify their findings.
Here are just a few of the results found in their study.
- Born in March – more likely to develop certain types of heart disease
- In July – asthma
- November – ADHD
- January – essential hypertension
But, they say, don’t worry about it just yet. There are more factors that may have an effect on your health than birth month. New studies will investigate those factors and try to discover why Birth Month is Correlated to Disease.
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