9 Months That Made You

The Gambia Longevity Study

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 36s | Video has closed captioning.

In Gambia an extraordinary 70-year long study has been looking into the seasonal effects of life expectancy - and it has some shocking results. Babies conceived during the dry months are seven times more likely to die in young adulthood than those conceived when it’s wet. And this extraordinary difference may be all down to what a mother – and therefore her fetus - is eating.

Aired: 06/29/16

Rating: TV-PG

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