London, Nov 24 (UNI) Those born in autumn have a sporting edge over others, scientists claim.
Findings from the Children of the 90s project, based at Bristol University, claim youngsters born in autumn are more active than others.
The study followed the health and development of 14,000 children born in 1991 and 1992, and examined their activity levels at the age of 11.
It was found that children born in spring were the least active, moving about nine per cent less, and those born in autumn were the most active, the Daily Telegraph reported.
''It's a modest difference, but interesting. Children born in the autumn tend to be the most developed in their school year, so they are more likely to do better in sport. Later-born children may struggle to keep up, and so may get turned off exercise,'' Calum Mattocks, a researcher on the project, said.