From: Strata Rose Chalup (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Sep 19 2000 - 15:59:12 PDT
Somebody already brought up "A Modest Proposal", so I can't get the
credit for that one!
David Crook wrote:
> I think that the only reasonable conclusion to draw from this study is that
> British vegetarians are eating their young for nourishment. At least
> thats what going into the email that I'm going to be sending to my gullible
> people list (I parse names from every email virus warning and disneyland
> vacation email that I get). Look for it to make the AP newswire sometime
> At 03:08 PM 9/19/00 -0700, Strata Rose Chalup wrote:
> >Very strange, but very interesting! If the "average average" (so to
> >speak) is 106b/100g, then the carnivorous moms' average should be skewed
> >to compensate for the vegetarian moms' numbers.
> >This suggests to me that perhaps a factor outside the study may be at
> >work. Did they profile both parents? Men and women absorb nutrients
> >slightly differently from the same foods, AFAIK. If vegetarian women
> >were more likely to have vegetarian men father their children, there may
> >be differences in gamete mobility that would help to explain the gender
> >I'd want to see stats for the whole state table and then draw
> > non-veg M, non-veg F
> > veg M, veg F
> > non-veg M, veg F
> > veg M, non-veg F
> >Linda wrote:
> >> 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
> >> significant.
> >> 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."
> >> Linda
> >Strata Rose Chalup [firstname.lastname@example.org] | email@example.com, KF6NBZ
> >Director of Network Operations | VirtualNet Consulting
> >KnowNow, Inc [http://www.knownow.com] | http://www.virtual.net/
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