4 Random Things That Predict Huge Health Problems Later


It took us millennia to figure out that sickness was a result of tiny little assholes called germs, and we still don’t know how to thwart the common cold, or what you should eat to prevent your heart from explosion on your 40 th birthday( not grenades; we know that much ). But we do know some things, and they may not be what you think …


The Month You Were Born Dictates How You’ll Die

Human health is the lottery from inferno — you wait for decades simply was whether you’re going to be hit down with cancer, heart disease, an auto-immune ailment, brain tumors, oooorrrr you can open the Mystery Box ! Will it be MRSA, or fatal penile inversion? Roll the dice!

On a long-enough time scale, everyone loses.

So what if you could look into a crystal ball and understand what your particular “prize” is going to be? We’re not there yet, but scientists at Columbia University are on their route, and everything there is revolves around which month of the year you were born.

In the first large-scale investigate of its kind, Columbia scientists analyse the link between birth month and 55 different diseases, depicting on 1.7 million medical histories from New York patients treated between 1985 and 2013. The analyse corroborated previous suppositions that certain ailments are associated with certain months. But it’s not all bad, because your birth date can also offer protection from other types of illnes, illustrated in a map apparently catered to D& D fans.

For example, springtime babies are more likely to inherit heart diseases and die younger, but less liable to suffer mental problems. Fall babies are apparently the least fortunate. They’re most likely to develop not only neurological circumstances like ADHD, but also respiratory illnesses and viral infections, perhaps due to increased rates of infections during winter pregnancies, according to researchers. However, these birth months benefit from lower incidences of cardiac cancer, so as a autumn child, there’s no reason you can’t live a long, demented life.

Babies born during the summer months appear to be healthiest, as they avoid the block of heart diseases associated with early springtime births, as well as the neurological quagmire of the fall months. Scientists believe it’s partially due to extra vitamin D from increased sunlight exposure, but the ebb and flow of more than 150 different bodily substances can contribute to disease.

There’s a minor tradeoff, as girls born during the summer months are slightly less fertile, but that’s only fair. Otherwise, with numbers on their side, those summer super-babies would surely take over the world.


Baldness Means An Increase In Heart disease

Three separate analyses have tracked the health of participants over a period of 11 times, and found that if you compare a largely bald person to his non-bald equivalent, the bald guy has a whopping 32 percentage greater peril of developing heart disease. Oh, and if the bald guy is younger than 60, his risk increases to 44 percentage greater possibility. So if you’re bald, here’s an extra scoop of “fuck you.” If you moved bald young , you get two scoops.

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Just not of sexuality. You get none of that .

This is backed up, by the way: Three other studies found that bald humen are 70 percent more likely to have heart disease, and that younger humen get a risk increase all the way up to 84 percent. The quantity of mane you have is directly proportionate to how much life likes you.

Also, your type of baldness is important. The specific part of your head that’s losing the most whisker correlates with the chance that your heart, like your whisker, will eventually give up on you. If you have “vertex balding”( balding on the upper part of the chief ), research shows you have a 52 percentage high risk of heart disease. Those with frontal balding( the dreaded “receding hairline”) get off luck, with a mere 22 percentage increase.

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If “youre using” spray-on hair, you have a 72 percentage likelihood of dying from a wedgie .

As for “Why, dear God, why is this happening to me, wasn’t being bald enough ?! ” — researchers have proposed that hormone levels may be the culprit. Bald boys typically have higher levels of testosterone in the blood, and researchers point out that there’s an enzyme that works to convert testosterone into a different hormone — and that this hormone is responsible for both killing mane follicles, and plaque build-up in the arteries.

With all that said, researchers pointed out that well-known factors such as smoking and obesity are much more reliable predictors of nerve difficulties than whatever your hairline is doing, so if you’re taking care of your general fitness, then these studies shouldn’t serve as much more than a light kicking to the balls from life. Moderately light. Like life is wearing a shoe, but it’s a Puma, with a gel insole.


The Length Of Your Fingers Correlates With Mental Illness

Your thumbs come in a variety pack of four significantly differing sizes. The one you use to communicate with bad drivers is usually the longest, followed by the ring finger, then the indicator or “pointer, ” then the pinkie. If yours are different, don’t worry — different finger sizing ratios are not uncommon, and it all depends on the varying hormone levels you received in the womb. But also do worry, since it might specify your susceptibility to a whole catalogue of mental illnesses.

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And if your second toe is bigger than your big toe, you might as well perpetrate yourself right now .

Have a shorter resounding than index finger? You probably received less prenatal testosterone exposure, and are consequently at greater peril for anxiety, depression, and eating disorder. And if you’re thinking that eating disorders are usually a girl thing, it doesn’t necessarily matter in this case. One examine measured men’s thumbs and had them fill out questionnaires about eating behaviours and stances, and found that humankinds with less prenatal testosterone( and shorter ring fingers) had less drive for muscularity, greater drive for leanness, and scored higher on disordered eating symptoms.

Another examine looked at instances of ailment eating in pairs of twins, some of them boy-girl pairs, and some girl-girl pairs. The researchers found that the girls in the boy-girl pair, who were exposed to more testosterone( due to being womb-mates with a dude for nine months ), presented less propensity toward eating disorder, even after controlling for other factors.

Conversely, if your ring finger is unusually long, which means you scored the testosterone prize, then your grand award is an increased risk of autism. Scientists still aren’t really sure what causes autism or what it even is, but one hypothesi is the “extreme male-brain hypothesis”, which basically says that having highly “masculine” traits( like preferring to think about things and systems rather than people) is a recipe for a mental disorder. The assumption is supported by the fact that people with autism have been found to have had greater prenatal testosterone exposure, which again, is indicated by having a longer fourth than second finger.

Other diseases related to these higher levels of prenatal testosterone( and to a “masculinized brain”) include ADHD and Tourette’s syndrome. Oh, and if that’s not all depressing enough, your finger ratio might even relate to actual depression.

To test one bizarre assumption, researchers took a camera, some rulers, and some corpse fingers. Researchers “enrolled 71 corpses” in the study, who had been dead anywhere from seven hours to 14 days. Some demises were by suicide, others by natural causes. The corpses’ hands were photographed, finger durations measured, and longer fourth thumbs indeed were correlated with suicide. The researchers didn’t find a correlation between suicide method and thumb duration; that would be crazy …

But they were ready with an explanation for this, speculating that the failure “might be due to us analyse an insufficient number of suicide corpses.”

That’s the most metal thing Science has ever said.


Thinner Thighs Mean A Higher Risk Of Diabetes, Heart Disease, And Death

We all know “thin good, fat bad.” The fatter you are, the more likely you are to get diabetes, heart disease, or the dreaded double chin syndrome. But, as with all things, the situation get more complicated — how do your thighs appear? You got the chopstick legs? Science says you may be in just as much peril as thunder-thighs over there.

A study with over 300,000 males and Korean participates found that participants with a smaller than average thigh circumference had an increased risk of diabetes. Even after controlling for important factors like age and genetic danger, and for lifestyle factors like physical activity and smoking.

So society’s persisting slimmer-is-better philosophy may be skewed, specially because the study found that business associations between thin thighs and diabetes was greater for people with a BMI of less than 25 — as in, for people technically at a healthy weight. Other learns have confirmed the relationship: one with over 3,000 men and women found that a thigh circumference of less than 24 inches increases the health risks of heart disease and fatality, even after controlling for lifestyle factors. It’s also important to point out that the thigh sizing links with increased health risks isn’t precisely skeletal: It’s still several inches larger than the thigh of the average model.

Researchers think it has something to do with not having enough muscle mass, because having more muscle improves insulin resistance. Another examine of over hundreds of thousands of older men and women found that having larger hips and thighs reductions risk of diabetes, and the researchers who conducted the results of the study also think that deficiency of muscle mass might be driving the relationship.

Additionally, one examine found that having more fat in the thighs is associated with better insulin resist, and health researchers see this as evidence that not only increased muscle but also increased fat in the legs might be the reason that people with bigger thighs have a reduced danger of diabetes.

Are you a young, thin bald guy with weird fingers, born in the autumn?

It was nice knowing you.

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