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Kids Born in Autumn are More Active Than Those Born in Spring

by Medindia Content Team on November 23, 2007 at 3:38 PM
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Kids Born in Autumn are More Active Than Those Born in Spring

Ever wondered why English footballer Wayne Rooney had the sporting edge as a school kid, well it's because he was born in autumn.

A study, co-authored by Calum Mattocks, has claimed that if kids are born in autumn they are more active than those born in spring.

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The study, followed the health and development of 14,000 children born in 1991 and 1992, and examined their activity levels at the age of 11.

The analysis found that children born in spring were the least active, moving about nine per cent less.

"It's a modest difference, but interesting," BMJ quoted Mattocks, as saying.
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"Children born in the autumn tend to be the most developed in their school year, so they are more likely to do better in sport, Mattocks said.

"Later-born children may struggle to keep up, and so may get 'turned off' exercise," Mattocks added.

The study is published in the British Medical Journal.

Source: ANI
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