- Finance BIS Hallmark- Eligibility and Registration Process for Selling Hallmarked Gold
- Sports FIFA World Cup 2022: Croatia vs Brazil: Brazil ousted after penalty defeat against Croatia
- Movies Exclusive! Flora Saini Recounts Brutal Domestic Violence Case: 'He Dragged Me By Hair On Streets'
- Technology Apple MacBook Pro With M2 Max Benchmarked on Geekbench Ahead of 2023 Launch
- News Congress high command to decide Himachal chief minister
- Automobiles The CT-1 Microcar Is A Real Life Transformer That May Just Change The Way We Drive
- Education DU PG Third Merit List 2022 To Be Out On December 12 At admission.uod.ac.in; Know How To Check
- Travel 5 Most Epic Offbeat Places To Visit In South India During Winter
Washington : Eating a high calorie diet around the time of conception increases the chances of the baby being a born, finds a new study by researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Oxford.
The study, the first to that provides evidence that a child"s sex is associated with the mother"s diet, found a clear link between higher energy intake around the time of conception and the birth of sons.
Researchers focused on 740 first-time pregnant women in the UK, who did not know the sex of their foetus.
The women were asked to keep records of their eating habits before and during the early stages of pregnancy.
They were then split into three groups according to the number of calories consumed per day around the time they conceived.
The researchers found that more than half of the women (56pct) in the group with the highest energy intake at conception had sons.
Boffins noted that apart from consuming more calories, women who had sons were more likely to have eaten a higher quantity and wider range of nutrients, including potassium, calcium and vitamins C, E and B12.
There was also a strong correlation between women eating breakfast cereals and producing sons.
Dr Fiona Mathews of the University of Exeter, lead author on the paper, said that the findings may help explain the falling birth-rate of boys in developed countries.
"This research may help to explain why in developed countries, where many young women choose to have low calorie diets, the proportion of boys born is falling," she said.
"Our findings are particularly interesting given the recent debates within the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Committee about whether to regulate 'gender" clinics that allow parents to select offspring sex, by manipulating sperm, for non-medical reasons. Here we have evidence of a 'natural" mechanism that means that women appear to be already controlling the sex of their offspring by their diet," she added.
The study appears in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
- recipesEasy Breakfast Recipe: How To Make Eggless Banana Pancakes
- wellnessAmazing Health Benefits Of Banana For Men: Good For Heart, Sexual Problems And Hair Growth
- nutritionEssential Metals And Their Role In Human Health
- disorders cureThe Gerson Therapy: What You Need To Know
- nutrition10 Health Benefits Of Potassium
- nutrition12 Health Benefits Of Peanut Butter That Will Surprise You
- nutritionWorld Egg Day: Top 10 Health Benefits Of Eating Egg Whites Daily
- wellnessHow To Flush Out Salt From Body
- disorders cureA Tea That Controls BP!
- nutrition9 Natural Sources Of Electrolytes
- nutritionLow Potassium Levels? Have These 16 Foods Rich In Potassium
- disorders cureMeasles Outbreak In Mumbai: Know About The Disease, Its Causes, Symptoms, Treatment And Prevention