Children who are born in the summer season are more likely to be taller and healthier adults, revealed a new research. The study also revealed that girls born in summer season attained puberty later, an indication of better health in adult life.
The researchers said, "More sunlight - and therefore higher vitamin D exposure - in the second trimester of pregnancy could explain the effect."
Lead author of the study John Perry from the University of Cambridge said, "Our results show that birth month has a measurable effect on development and health, but more work is needed to understand the mechanisms behind this effect."
The findings were detailed in Heliyon.