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Friday, 1 November 2013

Autumn Makes Us Live Longer

Dear friends,

Lately I stumbled into some nice info on people/babies born in the Autumn time :)

Have a birthday in September, October, or November? Lucky you. You may have above-average chances of living an extra-long life.
In a recent study, researchers from the University of Chicago looked at data from more than 1,500 people who were born between 1880 and 1895 and who lived to be 100 or older. The researchers compared that data with the birth months and life spans of nearly 12,000 of the centenarians’ siblings and spouses.
The majority of people who lived an extra-long life were born between September and November, the researchers reported in the Journal of Aging Research. Birthdays in March, May, and July produced 40 percent fewer centenarians.
This chart looks at mental illnesses: The purple rectangles denote a higher likelihood of developing psychiatric disorders. Babies born in March fare the worst, while those born in autumn and winter are much less likely to develop mental illnesses
This final chart examines the nervous system: The blue rectangles show the likelihood of babies born in each month developing disorders concerned with the brain. Those born in April are more likely to develop Parkinson's, narcolepsy, MS, motor neuron disease and have lower IQs.
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 'Have I gone mad?'
'I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.'
So... tell you the truth, I must admit that I love Autumn! I love it not only for in it it is my bday :) and according to different sources and articles the people born in October and November and one of the strongest and most powerful babies ever born ;) but I love also the colours of Autumn, the folliage - hence this mixed up post about how lucky I am to be born in Autumn VS. the colours of the leaves in Autumn time :) I think it is the proper start for a wonderful November :) 

Yours truly, 
The Autumn LadyBug