It can be hard to say goodbye to the summer season. Who wants to see pool parties, warm sunny days, beach fun and summer nights go away? But the sweet promise of all that fall brings makes the summer sadness all better. Sweater and scarf weather, the changing leaves, the fun of Halloween, yummy hot drinks and two magic words - pumpkin spice are practically guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face.
But according to MSN, expectant parents of fall babies might have something extra to smile about. In 2011, the Journal of Aging Research published a study that discovered that the month an individual is born in has a “significant long-lasting effect on survival to age 100.”
The study was performed by researchers from the University of Chicago who worked with information on 1,500 centenarians who were born in the United Stated between 1880 to 1895 with their shorter-lived siblings or spouses.
This research ultimately proved that more centenarians were born in the autumn versus the spring. The most centenarians in the study were born between September and November and the fewest were born in the spring and summer - March, May and July.
Researchers and scientists do not have an exact reasoning behind this but there are theories. One main theory involves seasonal illnesses such as cold and flu viruses and babies who are born around these illnesses, are exposed and this somehow increases their longevity.
Being born in the fall may be great but don't be sad if your baby is due is in the spring, summer or winter. Lifestyle, diet, exercise, habits, stress and many other items are huge determining factors in living long lives.
What do you think of the results of this study? Could babies born in the fall actually live longer than babies born in other seasons? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments!