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Birth Month Could Determine Baby's Future Career, Health, Study Says

The Huffington Post  
First Posted: 09/08/11 08:43 AM ET Updated: 11/08/11 05:12 AM ET

Think talent, personality and education indicate what career path a person takes? Think again. Your job could have been decided the day you were born.

A baby's birth month could be determine what career he or she is likely to take in the future, according to a recent study by the UK Office for National Statistics featured on the Journal of Family Health Care website.

Researchers used previous census data to statistically analyze the relationship between birthdays and 19 different careers, the Telegraph reports.

Babies born in December are likely to be dentists, while those born in February are likely to be artists, the study suggests.

The study also reveals a possible link between a birth month and length of life, The Sun points out.

Spring babies are likely to be musically inclined or involved in politics, but they are also more susceptible to asthma, autism or schizophrenia, The Daily Mail reports.

Researchers suggest that the results may be a correlation between how much sunlight a mother gets during her first months of pregnancy and vitamin D production, the UK International Business Times reports.

Good news for parents who'd like their children to grow up to be CEOs, though. Executives and real estate agents could be born during any month throughout the year, according to the Daily Mail.

An Oxford University neurologist suggests the results in relation to lifespan might not be that far out.

“It seems absurd the month in which you are born can affect life chances, but how long you live, how tall you are, how well you do at school, your body mass index as an adult, your morning-versus-evening preference and how likely you are to develop a range of diseases are all correlated to some extent with the time of year in which you emerge from the womb," said Russel Foster earlier in the year, according to the Daily Mail.

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