October 13, 2015
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, birth month was found to be associated with birth weight, age of puberty onset and adult height, according to recently published data.
“This is the first time puberty timing has been robustly linked to seasonality. We were surprised, and pleased, to see how similar the patterns were on birth weight and puberty timing. Our results show that birth month has a measurable effect on development and health, but more work is needed to understand the mechanisms behind this effect,” John Perry, PhD, MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University Of Cambridge School Of Clinical Medicine, said in a press release.