Summer babies tend to be taller thanks to the sun

February 4th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 4 (ANI): Mommies who get a big dose of summer sun during pregnancy have taller babies with stronger bones because of the sun’’s vitamin-boosting rays, a new study has revealed.

The 18-year project found that babies born in late summer and early autumn are around half a centimetre taller and have wider bones than those born in winter and spring, reports the Scotsman.

Researchers at Bristol University recommended that winter parents should consider taking vitamin supplements.

A study spokeswoman, Sally Watson, said: “Perhaps people shouldn”t be quite so terrified of the sun.

There’’s been a lot of panic about skin cancer, but people don”t need to panic about the odd few minutes of exposure.

“A little controlled English sun is better than none.” (ANI)

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