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Updated: 2015-07-10 09:19
Birth month likely effects what diseases you are at risk of
Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center have found possible connections between people's birth month and disease risk.
Nicholas Tatonetti and his team studied the database of patients warded at Columbia Medical Center over 14 years and found that, among 1688 conditions for which patients were seen, at least 55 diseases are significantly dependent on birth month, which include a surprisingly large number of heart-related diseases.
Tatonetti prefers to call his study a seasonality one. "Seasonality is a proxy for variable environmental factors present at the time of your birth," he said.