What Your Birth Month Says About Your Chance Of Serious Health Risk

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What Your Birth Month Says About Your Chance Of Health Risks

Hopefully you weren't born toward the end of the year...

Many people put a lot of stock into their zodiac sign, especially to see what their chances look like in love and wealth. But perhaps horoscopes should focus less on these things and more on people's health.

A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association breaks down the health of people according to their birth month.

The results came from scientists looking over 1.7 million medical records from 1985 and 2013. They confirmed 39 connections between birth months and health risks, along with 16 new associations between the two.

The ties are from what kind of environment, including weather, a pregnant woman is in during her pregnancy, which will clearly affect her immune system. The study found that people who are born between January and March have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, while people born between October and December have a higher risk of neurological, respiratory, and reproductive conditions.

Cosmopolitan took the findings and created a graphic:

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It looks like May, July, and December babies pretty much get off easy compared to others. And if you were born in September, October, or November, be sure to keep an eye on your health for these health concerns.

This isn't the first study to find a connection between birth months and health. A previous study found that babies who are conceived in May are more likely to have complications due to this month being prime flu season.

So, if you're planning on getting pregnant, keep these things in mind. Or, maybe plan to have a child in the months where there's a much lower risk of health concerns. Your child will thank you.


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