It looks like astrology but it is science: the month of birth influences the health of the person. Since the beginning of time, man has tried to see on the date of birth a kind of trace that determines how the existence of a person will be.
For its part, science has spent years investigating the relationship between the month of birth with the physical and mental conditions of people and what seemed pure superstition, may have its scientific basis.
A group of scientists from Columbia University, led by Dr. Nicholas Tatonnetti, has developed a computational method to analyze the relationship between the date of birth of an individual and his health.
Your date of birth influences your health
Disease calendar of doctor Tatonnetti. University of Columnbia
The scientists examined a New York medical database and discovered that 55 diseases are related to the month of birth of the people who suffered them. The study compared 1,688 diseases with the dates of birth and the medical records of 1.7 million patients between 1985 and 2013. From that cross-section of data came links between each specific month and certain diseases, which are detailed below.
- January: Hypertension, cardiomyopathy.
- February: Lung cancer or bronchi.
- March: Heart failure, mitral valve disorders, and arrhythmias.
- April: Anginas.
- May: They are not prone to the diseases analyzed.
- June: Pre-infarction syndrome.
- July: Asthma.
- August: They are not prone to the diseases analyzed.
- September: Vomiting.
- October: Sexually transmitted diseases, insect bites and chest infections.
- November: Arrhythmia, mitral valve disorders.
- December: Bruising.
How is the month of birth related to the disease?
Since the 1980s there have been several studies devoted to investigating the relationship between the month of birth and the probability of suffering certain diseases.
For example, babies born at the end of summer are more likely to suffer from asthma because during pregnancy in winter mothers are more likely to suffer from the flu or respiratory diseases that are transmitted to the fetus. During pregnancy and in the first months of life, environmental factors influence the appearance of future chronic diseases.
On Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( ADHD ) the study confirms evidence that many affected people were born in November. This could be because these children are the smallest in the class, which makes them more susceptible to being diagnosed with the disorder.
Obviously, the fact of having been born in a specific month does not tie us directly to a certain disease. Dr. Tatonnetti sends a message of tranquility to the most hypochondriacs: “The risk related to being born in a certain month is relatively lower compared to other more influential variables such as diet and exercise.”