Height depends on month of birth

@article{Weber1998HeightDO,
  title={Height depends on month of birth},
  author={Gerhard W. Weber and Hermann Prossinger and Horst Seidler},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={391},
  pages={754-755}
}
Using a large human male population of 507,125, we find clear evidence for a dependence of body height at age 18 on birth month. Over 10 years there is a sinusoidal variation with a period of 1.0 year with maxima in spring and minima in autumn differing by 0.6 cm. Although global environmental factors are small and can be studied only with the help of sophisticated methods on very large sample sizes, they might offer insights into still undiscovered mechanisms of human development. This may… CONTINUE READING

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