Fall Babies Are More Likely To Have These Health Issues

Plenty of people believe that a person's birth month will affect the outcome of their lives. These beliefs often take the form of astrology, a practice where a person's place, date, and time of birth is used to determine where stars were at the time of their birth, according to the World Atlas.

The website Horoscope adds that, when it comes to autumn births, babies can fall under one of four signs. These babies may be Virgos, Libras, Scorpios, or Saggitarius. Each sign is thought to have its own traits and behaviors.

Many dispute the practice of astrology and insist that the position of the stars during a person's birth has no consequence on their life. And, of course, this may well be true. But it turns out that the timing of a person's birth might have far-reaching consequences that have nothing to do with the person's personality or with the alignment of the stars.

Autumn babies are more prone to neurological, reproductive, and respiratory diseases

Not unlike astrologers, researchers at Columbia University Department of Medicine wondered if a person's date of birth could impact their lives in the long term. Instead of looking at personality traits, however, they looked at the prevalence of certain diseases in people based on their birth month.

Published in 2015 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, the study looked at the rates of certain diseases and then tabulated them based on the patient's birth month. No one group seemed to have markedly better results than the others, but there were a few areas in which fall babies had the best odds. When it came to cardiovascular health, for example, autumn birthdays saw fewer issues than birthdays in other seasons (via The Washington Post).

There was a trade-off, however. Fall babies might have a modicum of protection against heart problems but they are more prone to respiratory and reproductive diseases as well as a slightly increased risk for neurological diseases. Researchers put forward general theories on this, mentioning exposure to sunlight and allergens both before and after birth.