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    Mom's healthy diet produces boys; junk food produces girls

    A joint study conducted by researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Exeter has turned up the tantalizing evidence that a child’s gender might be determined by mother’s diet around the time of conception.

    The UK research team involved dietary analysis of 740 women pregnant with their first child. None of the women knew what their child-to-be’s gender was. The mothers supplied the researchers with records of their dietary intake just before conception and throughout their pregnancies.

    The highest-energy group not only consumed the most calories, they typically consumed a very nutritious diet, too. The foods they ate were of better quality, providing a healthy level of nutrients. The foods eaten were rich in Vitamins C, E, and B12 as well as calcium and potassium. The mothers producing sons also consumed a breakfast of cereal on a routine basis.

    The very close association between mom’s diet at conception through to the earliest stage of pregnancy and her baby’s gender is a phenomenon found in nature, too, and may have evolved as a means of producing descendants. In many cultures around the world and throughout time, male offspring has been preferred, possibly because sons are capable of producing more offspring themselves than daughters can. The children born to families of high status within a society typically bear more sons than daughters and they enjoy an ample diet higher in quality and nutrients than the average family within a given community.

    It was only the mother’s diet around the time of conception and shortly thereafter that seemed to have an influence on the baby’s gender. Other factors, such as diet during the middle and late stages of the pregnancy, smoking, body mass index (BMI), and caffeine consumption, were found to be insignificant in determining gender.

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    Re: Mom's healthy diet produces boys; junk food produces girls

    Sweet, I'm gonna have to keep the lady eating healthy when that time comes.


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    Re: Mom's healthy diet produces boys; junk food produces girls

    I guess I always associated "junk" with boys. I must have been wrong.



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    Re: Mom's healthy diet produces boys; junk food produces girls

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post
    I guess I always associated "junk" with boys. I must have been wrong.
    I just have to share this story. I heard it on the radio.

    Some guy got arrested for walking to his mail box naked to get his mail. A teenage girl saw him, told her mother and she called the cops. When the cops arrested the man he said he went out naked because it was raining and he didn't want to get his clothes wet. After this story was told one of the radio personalities said, "Well this brings a new meaning to junk mail"

    I thought it was funny anyway.


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    Re: Mom's healthy diet produces boys; junk food produces girls

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    I just have to share this story. I heard it on the radio.

    Some guy got arrested for walking to his mail box naked to get his mail. A teenage girl saw him, told her mother and she called the cops. When the cops arrested the man he said he went out naked because it was raining and he didn't want to get his clothes wet. After this story was told one of the radio personalities said, "Well this brings a new meaning to junk mail"

    I thought it was funny anyway.
    They arrested him for that? I thought that kind of stuff is just a fine .



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    Re: Mom's healthy diet produces boys; junk food produces girls

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    I just have to share this story. I heard it on the radio.

    Some guy got arrested for walking to his mail box naked to get his mail. A teenage girl saw him, told her mother and she called the cops. When the cops arrested the man he said he went out naked because it was raining and he didn't want to get his clothes wet. After this story was told one of the radio personalities said, "Well this brings a new meaning to junk mail"

    I thought it was funny anyway.
    Sad thing is, he could probably be put on the sex offender list if you have the wrong prosecuter.


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    Re: Mom's healthy diet produces boys; junk food produces girls

    I shoulda fed her more cheetos!


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    Re: Mom's healthy diet produces boys; junk food produces girls

    Very interesting...



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    Re: Mom's healthy diet produces boys; junk food produces girls

    Once again, further proof that statisticians are full of ****, and further proves the saying that "correlation does not equal causation."

    Last time I checked it was the "boys" that determined the sex of the child, not what the woman ate...


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    Re: Mom's healthy diet produces boys; junk food produces girls

    Actually the sex of the baby is determined by the male sperm that fertilizes the egg, so would it not be the males diet that matters most?


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    Re: Mom's healthy diet produces boys; junk food produces girls

    You see Billy, when a man and a woman fall in love........





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    Re: Mom's healthy diet produces boys; junk food produces girls

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Actually the sex of the baby is determined by the male sperm that fertilizes the egg, so would it not be the males diet that matters most?
    Is there away that what a women eats could make things inside of her body deadly to most of the male sperm (not smart enough to know if that is x or y) but leave the female making sperm unharmed. Therefore giving the female making sperm a much better chance at being the lucky one to find the golden egg. Just a thought that popped into my head.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    Is there away that what a women eats could make things inside of her body deadly to most of the male sperm (not smart enough to know if that is x or y) but leave the female making sperm unharmed. Therefore giving the female making sperm a much better chance at being the lucky one to find the golden egg. Just a thought that popped into my head.
    That food would probably have to be on some sort of viral level where it breaks down by chromosome. I cant imagine there would be an item in each that is different from the other where it would kill some and not all.



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    Re: Mom's healthy diet produces boys; junk food produces girls

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    Is there away that what a women eats could make things inside of her body deadly to most of the male sperm (not smart enough to know if that is x or y) but leave the female making sperm unharmed. Therefore giving the female making sperm a much better chance at being the lucky one to find the golden egg. Just a thought that popped into my head.
    Actually the X sperm are attracted to a positively charged current, and a Y sperm is attracted to a negatively charged anode, so I guess if the environment were more acidic or basic, it could effect the mobility of the two different kinds of sperm. So maybe this does have a basis in reality.


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    Re: Mom's healthy diet produces boys; junk food produces girls

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Actually the X sperm are attracted to a positively charged current, and a Y sperm is attracted to a negatively charged anode, so I guess if the environment were more acidic or basic, it could effect the mobility of the two different kinds of sperm. So maybe this does have a basis in reality.
    Did not know that. Interesting.



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