Remember that rhyme that begins with "Monday's child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace..."?
Apparently, children born in the months just before winter are 30% more likely to suffer with asthma than children born at other times.
Researchers at the Center for Asthma Research at Vanderbilt University found that babies born in autumn face more typical winter viruses like RSV (which most children get) and these viruses leave them more vulnerable to asthma.
So one way to help prevent asthma is to prevent viruses like RSV in babies.
Children born in the northern hemisphere (the United States and Europe are entirely in the northern hemisphere) are more likely to develop asthma and it is now thought that parents of babies born both in the northern hemisphere and in the autumn months should monitor for signs of asthma, particularly if they succumb to typical infant viruses that are common at that time of year.
For more information about asthma, visit the American Lung Association here:
Do you (or someone you know) suffer from asthma? Were you born in the autumn? How does this condition affect your life?
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