Re: Baby-making (was Glowing Mr Green Genes)

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From: Linda (
Date: Tue Sep 19 2000 - 16:30:04 PDT

Strata Rose Chalup wrote:

> I'd want to see stats for the whole state table and then draw
> conclusions--

Agreed. I didn't see the study myself, just read the authors'
conclusions in The Medical Post. Also note that this magazine
can sometimes be a bit sensational in its reporting.

 The questions you ask are good ones. I believe this was more
of an incidental finding and that the original objectives were
to study the effect of maternal nutrition/vegetarianism on fetal
health. So it's an association, not cause/effect, and there
could well have been other factors involved.

I also wonder why this unusual male/female gender ratio hasn't
been noted in countries like India (or has it?), where much of
the population is vegetarian.


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