Many people check their daily horoscopes for predictions based on their birth dates. But have you ever wondered if your birth month can predict your life expectancy?
A new study published in the Journal of Aging Research compared computerized family histories of more than 1,500 centenarians with their shorter-lived siblings and spouses. Brothers and sisters shared common childhood conditions and backgrounds while husbands and wives shared a common environment.
The study found the chances of living to 100 depended on the month of birth and seasonal influences.
People born in the fall, from September to November, had a much higher likelihood of making it to the century mark compared to those born in March. Being born in the Spring months in general was associated with a decreased chance of making it to 100.
According to the Census Bureau, America's population doubled in the past few years and is projected to at least double again by the year 2020.