Baby-making (was Glowing Mr Green Genes)

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From: Linda (
Date: Tue Sep 19 2000 - 14:43:38 PDT

Tom Whore wrote:
> [hmmm this brings a whole new set of possibilitys in the baby making
> process]

Tom, this is a bit off-topic but you might be interested.

I just read an article in The Medical Post (September 5th) which
suggests that vegetarian mothers are more likely to give birth to
female infants. The research is from the University of Nottingham,
England, involving a prospective study of 6,000 pregnant women. One
in 20 of the women was vegetarian.

Excerpt from this article (not available online):

"The national ratio of boys to girls at birth in the U.K. is a
consistent average of 106 boys to every 100 girls, which was the
same ratio they found for meat-eating mothers. For vegetarians,
they found that they gave birth to 85 boys to every 100 girls.
Puzzled, they decided to double-check their research. They added
another six months of data, and found the results were statistically

According to the researchers, the only other nutritional study
showing that diet produces an effect on gender found that high
magnesium, potassium and calcium levels will produce more boys.
The Nottingham researchers say they could find no evidence that
the vegetarian mothers were deficient or had different levels
from the meat-eating mothers."


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