A new study from the UK found that females born in the summer were heavier at birth, taller as adults and had a later onset of puberty than those born in the winter. In addition, those born in the summer were more likely to achieve a higher level of education. The total hours of sunshine during the second trimester of pregnancy was also related to these outcomes.
Newsweek reported on the study stating,
“A girl’s timing of puberty and her overall health as an adult may be partially determined by the month in which she was born.”
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