WTF, Your Birth Month Could Actually Predict Your Lifespan

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If you’re born in September, you’re likely to have the best health and therefore live the longest – according to science.

For all the astrology obsessed, a new study reveals how your birth month could impact your health.

The month you’re born in has a major impact on your health, says a new study.

Researchers from the University of Alicante in Spain have found that your birth month can tell you more than just your zodiac traits. Oh, and it’s legit, too.

Published in the journal, Medicina Clinica, the recent study reveals how your birth month influences your likelihood of being afflicted with certain diseases.

The researchers compared the birth months of 30,000 people to 27 chronic conditions, which ranged from depression, menopausal problems, diabetes, heart disease, and tumours.

They found September babies are blessed with the best health out of all birth months.

These findings could be influenced by early exposure to factors such as seasonal changes, ultraviolet rays, vitamin D levels, and viruses and allergies, which could affect foetal development either positively or negatively. However, more studies need to be conducted on non-Spanish populations.

Lead researcher, Professor Jose Antonio Quesada, said: “In this study we have evidenced a significant association between the month of birth and the occurrence of various chronic diseases and long-term health problems.
“The patterns reported differed clearly by sex, presenting associations of the month of birth with more diseases and with more magnitude in men than in women.

“The fact that they are seasonal factors that may vary in different geographical regions might explain the variability of the results of different studies that have measured these associations.”

Here’s the rundown of how your birth month could put you at risk of developing chronic illness:

January

  • Men: Constipation, stomach ulcers, lower back pain; less likely to suffer thyroid problems
  • Women: Migraines, menopausal problems, heart attacks

February

  • Men: Thyroid problems, heart conditions, osteoarthritis
  • Women: osteoarthritis, thyroid problems, blood clots

March

  • Men: Cataracts, heart conditions, asthma
  • Women: Arthritis, rheumatism, constipation

April  

  • Men: Asthma, osteoporosis, thyroid problems
  • Women: Osteoporosis, tumours, bronchitis 

May  

  • Men: Depression, asthma, diabetes
  • Women: Chronic allergies, osteoporosis

June  

  • Men: Heart conditions, cataracts, chronic bronchitis; less likely to suffer depression and lower back pain
  • Women: Incontinence, arthritis, rheumatism; less likely to experience migraines and menopausal problems

July

  • Men: Arthritis, asthma, tumours
  • Women: Chronic neck pain, asthma, tumours

 August  

  • Men: Asthma, osteoporosis, thyroid problems
  • Women: Blood clots, arthritis, rheumatism

September  

  • Men: Asthma, osteoporosis, thyroid problems
  • Women: Osteoporosis, thyroid problems, malignant tumours

Overall, September babies are #blessed with the lowest chance of being diagnosed with any chronic illness.

October

  • Men: Thyroid problems, osteoporosis, migraines
  • Women: High cholesterol, osteoporosis, anaemia

November  

  • Men: Chronic skin complaints, heart conditions, thyroid problems
  • Women: Constipation, heart attacks, varicose veins; less likely to suffer menopausal problems

December  

  • Men: Cataracts, depression, heart conditions
  • Women: Chronic bronchitis, asthma, blood clots
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Sylvia Lee

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Sylvia is a student journalist who loves travel, lifestyle and politics. Fun fact: she once wrote a story about an evil pencil with plans for world domination in primary school. Sylvia wishes people would stop asking her why she's pescatarian and that she were better at writing about herself in the third person.

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