Neely O'Hara (pageeglantine) wrote in ed_ucate,
Neely O'Hara
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People born in spring more likely to develop anorexia

Overnight, researchers at the University of Oxford published a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry which found that, in a group of 1293 individuals with anorexia, there was an unusually large number born in northern hemisphere spring - March to June, and a much smaller number born in September and October, compared to national birth distribution.

The theory is that as the mother is pregnant through Autumn/Winter, the reduced Vitamin D exposure levels could be contributing factors to developing anorexia.

If that sounds familiar to you, you're not wrong, we've read this before.

My first question was whether the months are reversed for southern hemisphere babies, being as I am one. So, how about a quick ed_ucate survey of which side of the equator you're from, your birth month/season and your ED?
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