The effects of pre- and post-natal sunlight exposure on human growth: evidence from the Southern Hemisphere.

@article{Waldie2000TheEO,
  title={The effects of pre- and post-natal sunlight exposure on human growth: evidence from the Southern Hemisphere.},
  author={Karen E. Waldie and Richie G. Poulton and Ian J. Kirk and Phil A. Silva},
  journal={Early human development},
  year={2000},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={35-42}
}
Several recent studies have reported a causal association between stature and month of birth. Perinatal exposure to sunlight has been suggested as the principal factor underlying this relationship, although the mechanisms involved remain a matter of debate. The longitudinal design of the present study allowed us to directly test the influence of perinatal sunlight exposure (and other meteorological and behavioural factors) on body size at birth and at regular intervals up to age 26. The… CONTINUE READING
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