People Born in Spring Have High Risk of Anorexia

by Kathy Jones on  April 28, 2011 at 8:26 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
A new research has indicated that spring babies have a higher incidence of anorexia nervosa than those born in other months.
 People Born in Spring Have High Risk of Anorexia
People Born in Spring Have High Risk of Anorexia

The researchers arrived at this conclusion after assessing the results of four studies that also involved 1,293 people with anorexia. The researchers reported that there were an excess of anorexia births in the spring months.

"A number of previous studies have found that mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression are more common among those born in the spring - so this finding in anorexia is perhaps not surprising," said researcher Dr Lahiru Handunnetthi at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.

The details of the study are published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Source: Medindia

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions
The most important things is: why spring? What is it in spring time that people born during this season is more prone to have an anorexia and mental disorders such as bipolar and schizophrenia? The researchers need to look into those things.
ennairam_23 Monday, May 2, 2011

You May Also Like