The month you're born in can affect how tall you'll become

Research from Cambridge University has revealed that the time of the year you're born in affects how tall you can grow to. 
 
The study, done in the UK, surveyed 450,000 participants and found that the season you're born changes your health, your puberty, and your height.
 
If you're born during the summer months (December to February), you are on average heavier at birth and taller as adults.
 
And for females born in summer, they're usually starting puberty later – an indicator of better health later in life.
 
Meanwhile winter babies are generally lighter at birth and shorter as adults, and go through puberty earlier.
 
Dr John Perry, the lead author behind the study and a senior investigating scientist, said: "When you were conceived and born occurs largely ‘at random’ - it’s not affected by social class, your parents’ ages or their health - so looking for patterns with birth month is a powerful study design to identify influences of the environment before birth."
 
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