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Spring births linked to anorexia

28th April 2011

New research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry has suggested that babies born in spring are slightly more likely to develop anorexia nervosa, while those born in the autumn have a lower risk.

Scientists suggest temperature, sunlight and vitamin D levels, infection or the mother’s diet could be among factors responsible, however other researchers feel the effect was small and the disorder had many causes. Researchers analysed data from four previous studies including 1,293 people with anorexia to reach their conclusions.


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Article Information

Title: Spring births linked to anorexia
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 18326
Date Added: 28th Apr 2011


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