People Born In Fall More Likely To Live To 100

After comparing data on 1,574 centenarians born in the United States between 1880 and 1895 with that of their shorter-lived siblings and spouses, researchers from the University of Chicago determined that people born in the fall are significantly more likely to live to be 100 years of age than those born between March and August. The study, published in the Journal of Aging Research, found people born in September, October, and November had longer life spans. Though the researchers couldn’t determine the exact reason for the difference, environmental temperature during birth, seasonal infections and disease, and the nutritional status of the mother during pregnancy were among the theories offered to explain the effects of birth month on longevity. More here and here.

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