Maternal exposure to first-trimester sunshine is associated with increased birth weight in human infants.

@article{Tustin2004MaternalET,
  title={Maternal exposure to first-trimester sunshine is associated with increased birth weight in human infants.},
  author={Karen Tustin and Julien Gross and Harlene Hayne},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={221-30}
}
Two alternative hypotheses have been generated to account for seasonal variation in the birth weight of human infants born in industrialized countries. First, it has been hypothesized that low ambient temperature during the second trimester of gestation decreases birth weight. Second, it has been hypothesized that exposure to bright sunshine during the first trimester increases birth weight. We tested these two hypotheses to determine which, if either, accounted for seasonal variation in birth… CONTINUE READING

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