April 26, 2008

Mom’s diet and baby’s gender

Undoubtedly, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But new studies have revealed some more interesting facts. The study involved 740 healthy pregnant women – they were required to fill a detailed questionnaire regarding their food habit in the year prior to conceiving. Using this data, the researchers determined that women who ate the most calories around the time of conception delivered more boys, with 56% giving birth to male babies, compared with 45% of women who ate the fewest calories prior to conceiving. Of those who reported eating breakfast cereal every day, 59% gave birth to boys compared with 43% of women who reported rarely or never eating cereal for breakfast. The findings in no way prove that what a woman does or doesn't eat prior to conception influences her baby's sex.

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  2. Anonymous12:34 PM

    What a woman eats before pregnancy may play a role in whether the baby is a boy or a girl, according to surprising new research.

    Women who have a hearty appetite, eat a lot of potassium-rich foods like bananas, and don’t skip breakfast appear more likely to have a boy. Previous studies have also shown that male embryos do best with longer exposure to nutrient-rich lab cultures.

    It could be that more nutrients are needed to build boys than girls. Women who ate at least one bowl of breakfast cereal daily were 87 percent more likely to have boys than those who ate no more than one bowlful per week, a possible sign that they were skipping breakfast


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