Research carried out at Cambridge University has indicated that the month we're born in could have an effect on how tall we grow.

According to the study, babies born in the summer months tend to be taller and healthier than those born in the other seasons.

Babies born in June, July, and August were not only heavier at birth, but were taller as adults, with the opposite happening to those born in December, January, and February.

The study also found that girls born in the summer months also start puberty earlier.

The scientists behind the work believe the differences can be put down to the boost of Vitamin D that summer babies receive due to the sunny months.

Dr. John Perry, the lead author on the study, has said When you were conceived and born occurs largely “at random” – it’s not affected by social class, your parents’ ages or their health – so looking for patterns with birth month is a powerful study design to identify influences of the environment before birth.’

Via Metro