What Your Birthday Says About Your Health Risks

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Could your birth month give some insight into your health? Maybe so, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

PhD student Mary Boland from Columbia University Medical Center along with her team examined the data of 1.7 million patients who were treated at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center from 1985 to 2013.

The objective?

They wanted to see if being born in certain months increased the person’s risk of developing certain diseases later in life. Turns out that those born in May had the lowest risk while those born in October had the highest risk. Interesting, right?