Scientists reveal why December babies really are more special than everyone else
Celebrating your birthday in December isn't always ideal. People tend to be so wrapped up in Christmas festivity that they completely overlook your special day. Some people even have the audacity to give you a combined birthday and Christmas present. Unbelievable.
However, a number of studies suggest that December babies may not have drawn the short straw after all. In fact, they may just be the luckiest ones out there when it comes to kindheartedness, heart disease, dentistry and athletic capabilities. Yep, you heard right.
December babies live longer
According to research published in the Journal of Aging Research, people born in the last month of the year are more likely to live to 105 - or maybe even longer...
December babies have a lower risk of heart disease
A study of 1,749,400 people from the United States suggests that children born late in the year have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, with the study’s principal investigator reportedly believing the odd finding is down to "seasonal variations."
December babies are nice people
A survey of US college students shows people born in December complain less than others and have less frequent mood swings - surely a reason to make friends with as many December babies as possible?
December babies are…*drumroll*... more likely to become dentists?
When ONS researchers looked at statistical links between birth months and certain professions, they discovered people born in December had a higher likelihood of becoming dentists. You go, December babies!
December babies are morning people
Research has found that those out there born in the last month of the year are more likely to enjoy getting an early night and to wake up early!
December babies are natural athletes
Have you ever noticed that your December-born friends are all pretty amazing at sports? There's a reason for this: according to a study in the International Journal of Sports Medicine, those born in the winter and autumn months have natural athletic capabilities. It's believed this is due to higher vitamin D exposure during pregnancy.
So December babies, are you feeling pretty darn good about yourself right about now? We thought you would!