Does Season Of Birth Determine Health?

A new survey says that even the season during which an individual is born can influence certain things. What are those? Well, they are: allergic diseases one is prone to and probable lifespan!

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This comes as a surprise to most of us as we never knew that even the season or the climate in which we were born could influence certain factors in our lives. Though researchers found this fact, they are still unclear about the actual link between a season and a person's lifetime health.

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But researchers say that they found a marker on the DNA which seemingly links the season at the time of birth and vulnerability to certain allergies.

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Also, health experts are speculating that this study could also throw more light on all other health issues a person could be vulnerable to if we can find the link between a season and a person's health.

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In a different study, researchers understood that those who are born during autumn are more likely to face the risk of suffering eczema.

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Though this study found a link between timing of birth and certain allergic risks, researchers didn't recommend altering the timing of conception in a hope to give birth to healthy babies in a different season. There is still a lot to study in this area and researchers hope that future studies could throw more light and clarify the current questions.

Read more about: parenting, baby
Story first published: Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 9:43 [IST]
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