The relationship between season of birth and human diseases is well known and it has been suggested that such a relationship could be mediated by seasonal and environmental effects on early events of extrauterine life. In this context the physiological increase of bilirubin occurring in all infants during the neonatal period may be of paramount importance. Indeed, recent studies suggest a beneficial action of bilirubin in the early stages of extrauterine life due to its protective action against secondary oxi…
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