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View Poll Results: What Month were you born?
January, February 33 15.35%
March, April 45 20.93%
May, June 31 14.42%
July, August 45 20.93%
September, October 27 12.56%
November, December 34 15.81%
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04-13-2009, 09:56 PM   #1
D Bergy
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Month you were born.

I am conducting this pole to see if there is any anecdotal evidence that the time of the year you were born has a correlation to the likelihood of having an autoimmune disease such as Crohn's.

The hypothesis is that children born with a lack of exposure to sunlight or sufficient Vitamin D early in life have a greater instance of autoimmune disease.

Please select the appropriate time of year.

Thank you.

Dan

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04-14-2009, 02:34 AM   #2
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voted, Dan.

but in my case i don't think there's a connection.. i was a summer baby and spent most of my childhood & early teen years outside playing.
04-14-2009, 03:47 AM   #3
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Yeah, I'm a June baby... and was born in Texas. got my share of sun down there!
04-14-2009, 05:14 AM   #4
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January for me. But I spent most of my youth running through fields in Ireland.
04-14-2009, 09:34 AM   #5
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Sept. 4th 1981
04-14-2009, 12:50 PM   #6
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Summer baby, July.
04-16-2009, 01:39 AM   #7
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My baby was born on February 22
04-16-2009, 04:49 AM   #8
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I was born December 26th .. weird I'm the only christmas time baby but then again it doesn't appear I have Crohns now.
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04-16-2009, 05:42 AM   #9
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march baby!
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04-16-2009, 05:48 AM   #10
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January. Same day as Danman. And we share a brain.
04-16-2009, 06:35 AM   #11
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Can I have my turn soon MBH...?

I have holidays coming up and I'd like to remember them....
04-16-2009, 10:59 AM   #12
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August here - the 5th to be exact!
04-18-2009, 09:29 PM   #13
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March for me.

Apparently I was supposed to be an April fool but decided I was a big enough clown and arrived early! LOL
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04-18-2009, 09:41 PM   #14
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August 22 -- and grew up on the beach in CA. Plenty of sun for me as a kid! (and plenty of dysplastic moles removed as an adult... *sigh*)
04-18-2009, 09:50 PM   #15
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December 25th...and no I'm not kidding!!

I was an outside kid, until I got dx'd at 9.
04-19-2009, 11:40 AM   #16
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May 30th for me!

Spent a lot of time outdoors as a kid, but not so much now. Unfortunately I work inside. Sometimes I wish I could have a job outside.
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04-22-2009, 05:18 AM   #17
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February 21. But I live in Lebanon, which is a Mediteranean country, so we have like 300 days of sun, and I spent lots of time outside or on the beach.

I was also breast fed for a year!!!

My last Vit D blood test showed 33, which my doctor said is normal but it's optimal to have at 40. So he gave me Calcium/Vit D capsules;but they cause me belly discomfort so I stopped taking them..
04-22-2009, 09:44 AM   #18
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To further confuse the issue, here is the opposing view from Trevor Marshall. This theory states that too much D allows bacteria to spread throughout the body, as certain forms of D are actually steroids, or have steroid like effects.

http://machineslikeus.com/news/vitam...immune-disease

No one can say I am not "fair and balanced".

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05-11-2009, 11:02 AM   #19
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Hmm, today when I was browsing the American Journal of Gastroenterology website, I noticed an article called "Monthly and Seasonal Birth Patterns and the Occurrence of Crohn's Disease". Too bad I'd have to pay $18 to read it...But it's still interesting to know that doctors are looking for correlations here as well.
05-11-2009, 11:59 AM   #20
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what?! i had posted here but now it doesnt show up!
oh well.

im january- same as danman and MBH! and was late. was supposed to be a christmas baby!

spent a good long tim outside as a kid too. "go play outside" was the go to command when my brother and i werent doing anything.
05-24-2009, 06:28 PM   #21
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I also breast fed for a year. A chinese friend said i have to much fire in me because of my exact birthday who know's.C
05-24-2009, 11:15 PM   #22
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I voted too. February 14th here. I don't know about sun exposure in the first 2 years, I'd have to ask my parents. We moved to Japan when I was 4 months old. But then after that we were in California .. so good sun there.
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05-25-2009, 09:24 AM   #23
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Yeah, I think I fit the typical Aquarian too. I'll have to go find it and read it again to see, but I read it before and thought it sounded a lot like me.
05-31-2009, 02:52 PM   #24
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Keep in mind that the majority of people are born in the winter.
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05-31-2009, 03:08 PM   #25
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Lots of idle time when you are snowed in.

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05-31-2009, 06:38 PM   #26
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Not really. Remember that human gestation time is 9 months, not 12. It's more prom, summer vacation, etc for the high school and college kids that make up the vast majority of it. It's also wedding season when older couples toss out the birth control.

There's also a spike around August for Christmas vacation. Basically any time students aren't in school they're making babies.

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05-31-2009, 09:16 PM   #27
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I guess I forget that most of the country is not getting snow in March and April. More of a regional thing here.

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06-01-2009, 04:46 PM   #28
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So Pen, are you proposing the solution to overpopulation is TV? I like it. Don't feed the children, entertain them!
06-02-2009, 05:04 AM   #29
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Born in May, about a month early, and spent the first several days under a UV light. Always outside when I was a kid. Now being in the sun and/or heat drains me of all energy. I can literally feel my energy leaving my body. When I'm in the sun for too long, I get rashes on my arms and legs and my face gets bright pink on the cheeks and nose (I have the lupus sign in that respect, but negative ANA). I do get outside when it's not too hot though. In the winter, I avoid the outdoors like the plague! I hate the cold.
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