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Eva Paris @paris_eva

Research carried out at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom has concluded that babies born during summer and early fall will be stronger and taller than others born in spring or winter.

The reason is in the precious source of vitamin D, the sun, which mothers would have received in greater quantity. The greater sun exposure of women favors the absorption of vitamin D, essential for bone development and growth. The results were obtained by comparing the data of 7, 000 British children born at the beginning of the 90s and verify that the average height and strength was higher in the boys born at this time of year.

In any case, the differences are minimal, because we are talking about that these children born during the summer and autumn months are half a centimeter taller than their contemporaries.

The study took into account the meteorological data of those years to determine the degree of sun exposure that mothers could receive in the last trimester of pregnancy, and also reviewed the data on vitamin D levels in the blood of 350 mothers in the 37th week of gestation.

This study is part of a larger project, known as the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) or "Children of the 90s, " which was targeted at 14, 000 pregnant women in the United Kingdom in 1991 and 1992, and that closely monitors these families since then.

Anyway, we remember that for the pregnant woman it is good to take the sun with caution to avoid other problems, let's not think now that it will be good to roast in the sun so that our children are a little higher ...

Via | 20 minutes More information | News BBC, Informer In Babies and more | Not only do you burn in summer, Vitamin D to prevent, Vitamin D to reduce the risk of preeclampsia, Vitamins in pregnancy avoid low birth weight baby

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