Girls are made of ... (News & Notes).
One of the researchers put forth these theories:
* A vegetarian diet places stress on the female body, female fetuses are more robust and, therefore, survive the diet.
* A vegetarian diet changes the acidity of vaginal secretions, creating a hostile environment for sperm carrying male genetic information.
* The diet contains chemicals that mimic female sex hormones such as estrogen.
Researchers opposing these theories say that because it's the male chromosome that determines the sex of the baby, those diets should have been studied.
--http://cbc.ca, August 8, 2000 and http://new6.thdo.bbc.co.uk, August 7, 2000
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|Title Annotation:||sex of offspring of vegetarian women|
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|Date:||Dec 22, 2000|
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