The Journal of Aging Research, which found that months of birth have a ‘significant long-lasting effect on survival’, cites a German study which found that December babies were more likely to grow to the ripe old age of 105 than those born in any other month. That’s a lot of birthday cakes!
December babies catch the proverbial worm. A study found that winter babies get up earlier than their counterparts.
According to data extrapolated from the last census, babies born in December were more likely to grow up to be dentists. The study also said that messiahs, both secular and religious, were more likely to be born in December.
Autumn babies are fitter, faster and stronger than babies born in other months, according to the?International Journal of Sports Medicine, with December and October children coming in just behind those born in November.
One theory for why autumn and winter babies are fitter than their spring and summer counterparts is that they are exposed to more vitamin D during the mother’s pregnancy.
Winter babies are ‘significantly less prone to irritable temperament,’ according to the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. It noted that summer babies were much more likely to exhibit cyclothymic temperament, which includes frequent mood swings between happy and sad, than winter babies.
According to researchers at the Columbia University’s Department of Medicine, which looked at its 1.75 million patients born between 1900 and 2000, December babies are not likely to contract major diseases and have a lower risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease.