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Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by Itulah(m): 11:38am On Apr 26, 2013
LONDON, England (CNN) -- Women can influence the gender of their child with what they eat before they conceive, according to new research that lends scientific support to age-old superstitions about pregnancy.

The discovery shows higher calorie intake prior to conception can significantly increase the chances of having a son while women on restricted diets are more likely to produce daughters.

Scientists at Britain's Oxford and Exeter Universities, who studied eating habits of 740 women during their first-time pregnancies, say that their findings seem to back certain traditional links between diet and gender while disproving others.

"We were able to confirm the old wives' tale that eating bananas and so having a high potassium intake was associated with having a boy, as was a high sodium intake," research leader Fiona Mathews, a specialist in mammalian biology at Exeter University, told the Guardian newspaper.

"But the old take about drinking a lot of milk to have a girl doesn't seem to hold up. In fact, more calcium meant they were again more likely to have a boy."

Mathews said the study pointed to a simple technique to influencing the chances of a male birth: Eating a bowl of cereal for breakfast.

"If you want a boy, eat a healthy diet with a high calorie intake, including breakfast," she told New Scientist magazine.

"Of women eating cereals daily, 59 percent had boys, compared with only 43 percent who bore boys in the group eating less than a bowlful per week."

The researchers said that a higher calorie intake prior to conception can increase the chances of having a son from ten to 11 boys in every 20 births, according to the study published in the Proceeding of the Royal Society B.

They said it could explain why male births in richer countries are experiencing a slight reduction.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/04/23/gender.diet/
http://-omoooduarere./

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by VirginFinder: 1:05pm On Apr 26, 2013
Is that so?

Salute to my mum, mother of many sons.

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by Itulah(m): 1:09pm On Apr 26, 2013
This a message to all the ladies....and to my future wife
Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by dasparrow: 12:31pm On Apr 27, 2013
Itulah: This a message to all the ladies....and to my future wife

This post does not apply to me but I must say that If everyone reasons like you and that wish is granted - births of sons and more sons - then let us also hope the males will marry each other in the near future since no one wants the girl child but everyone wants a wife.

The Irony of life!

Thank God, God does not reason like silly humans do.

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by Itulah(m): 8:20am On Apr 29, 2013
dasparrow:

This post does not apply to me but I must say that If everyone reasons like you and that wish is granted - births of sons and more sons - then let us also hope the males will marry each other in the near future since no one wants the girl child but everyone wants a wife.

The Irony of life!

Thank God, God does not reason like silly humans do.

No be quarrel na

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by lifestyle1(m): 2:32pm On Apr 30, 2013
I dont know what to say..... undecided
Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by ismokeweed1(f): 2:33pm On Apr 30, 2013
[quote
author=Itulah]LONDON, England (CNN) -- Women can influence the gender
of their child with what they eat before they conceive, according to new
research that lends scientific support to age-old superstitions about
pregnancy.

The discovery shows higher calorie intake prior to conception can
significantly increase the chances of having a son while women on
restricted diets are more likely to produce daughters.

Scientists at Britain's Oxford and Exeter Universities, who studied
eating habits of 740 women during their first-time pregnancies, say that
their findings seem to back certain traditional links between diet and
gender while disproving others.

"We were able to confirm the old wives' tale that eating bananas and so
having a high potassium intake was associated with having a boy, as was a
high sodium intake," research leader Fiona Mathews, a specialist in
mammalian biology at Exeter University, told the Guardian newspaper.

"But the old take about drinking a lot of milk to have a girl doesn't
seem to hold up. In fact, more calcium meant they were again more likely
to have a boy."

Mathews said the study pointed to a simple technique to influencing the
chances of a male birth: Eating a bowl of cereal for breakfast.

"If you want a boy, eat a healthy diet with a high calorie intake,
including breakfast," she told New Scientist magazine.

"Of women eating cereals daily, 59 percent had boys, compared with only
43 percent who bore boys in the group eating less than a bowlful per
week."

The researchers said that a higher calorie intake prior to conception
can increase the chances of having a son from ten to 11 boys in every 20
births, according to the study published in the Proceeding of the Royal
Society B.

They said it could explain why male births in richer countries are
experiencing a slight reduction.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/04/23/gender.diet/
http://-omoooduarere./[/quote]

what if i dont want a boy ? what do i have to eat to get a girl ?

or monkey . . . like obasanjo's mum ate back then . . .

#puffin ma blunt#

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by Oyetboy(m): 2:33pm On Apr 30, 2013
Hmmmn!
Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by Nobody: 2:34pm On Apr 30, 2013
So women now offer the Y chromosome?

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by Diasporan(m): 2:34pm On Apr 30, 2013
Singing D'Prince song take banana till you go yo as i stroll out looking for my babe to come give me a son ASAP

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by Istie: 2:34pm On Apr 30, 2013
get me some bananas abeg oo

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by kokoye(m): 2:34pm On Apr 30, 2013
Chop banana till you go yo.....................

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by SincereBigot: 2:35pm On Apr 30, 2013
crap undecided
Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by Nobody: 2:36pm On Apr 30, 2013
Off to d store to get bannanas. Need plenty boys cheesy

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by Nobody: 2:38pm On Apr 30, 2013
....What Kind of Banana?

My Banana dey for the Goody bag o... cool cool

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by isalegan2: 2:38pm On Apr 30, 2013
I believe it was already concluded that if you want to have a son, eat more of an alkaline diet, and have sex on day of ovulation, since boy sperm swim faster and can reach the egg quicker. Unlike the girl sperm that swims slower but can survive longer while waiting for the egg to show up.

There's lots of info on this online: PH balance, how to have boys, etc.

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by Nobody: 2:38pm On Apr 30, 2013
candygosh: Off to d store to get bannanas. Need plenty boys cheesy

Bananas are so sweet.!
Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by SlyIg(f): 2:40pm On Apr 30, 2013
Sweetheart, get me more bananas when you go out plssssssssssssss...
Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by bewitching: 2:40pm On Apr 30, 2013
Na wash abeg
Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by Nobody: 2:41pm On Apr 30, 2013
jonzing nairalanders,

they actually meant 'bananas!' not green bananas.

in simple English, it's more vucks, more sons.
Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by yuzedo: 2:42pm On Apr 30, 2013
Well thank God I live on Banana Island. 7 strong sons are my portion. angry angry angry

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by Paschal007: 2:44pm On Apr 30, 2013
Nwanne eh time to go into banana business o

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by Smartlife(m): 2:45pm On Apr 30, 2013
No matter what, women go still de top fr population.
Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by pat077: 2:46pm On Apr 30, 2013
Na wash. Hw come iya bose way dey sell banana 4 my area neva born boy afta five daughters.

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by buklan4realyah(f): 2:46pm On Apr 30, 2013
really? i will start eating banas now. SOLEDAD,b ready to gv it to me more. grin
Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by begwong: 2:47pm On Apr 30, 2013
Chai! My babe never likes Bananas!
Any opeke in the house that love Bananas(will lead to nuptial o!)
grin

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by theripper3: 2:47pm On Apr 30, 2013
Should the Bananas be taken Literally or Metaphorically cuz banana mean so many tins for Naija o

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by Guapo(m): 2:47pm On Apr 30, 2013
SlyIg: Sweetheart, get me more bananas when you go out plssssssssssssss...

ok dear, u will av both types in abundance lipsrsealed
Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by DollyParton1(f): 2:48pm On Apr 30, 2013
Since when did gender determination depend on women. It depends wholly on men due to the fact that only men can produce Y chromosome which gives rise to a male.
The research is nothing but fake by bunch of morons.

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by begwong: 2:48pm On Apr 30, 2013
pat077: Na wash. Hw come iya bose way dey sell banana 4 my area neva born boy afta five daughters.
Na my Sister be iya Bose.She specializes on Plantain not bananas grin

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Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by Sezua(m): 2:49pm On Apr 30, 2013
Texas.Cowgirl:
So women now offer the Y chromosome?
exactly wat i was wondering...4 me its nt possible
Re: Eat More Bananas For More Sons – Scientists by cecegorz(m): 2:51pm On Apr 30, 2013
Are the scientists getting dumb these days or what?
Have they forgotten elementary genetics?
Females = XX Chromosomes
Males = XY chromosomes. It takes the man's Y chromosome hitting the beam before the X to produce a male child.
Truth is that no woman plays any role in determining the sex of the baby.
These scientists didn't pass Integrated science class. Wallahi! tongue

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