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June 05, 2003

If you're fat-it's cuz you're going to have a boy!

Women pregnant with boys eat more. If you find that interesting, I suggest reading The Red Queen.

Posted by razib at 10:29 PM

Wow, it's kind of like reading slashdot - you go to the linked article and it says something *totally different* than the summary! Anyway, women pregnant with boys don't gain more weight - the article indicates that they consume extra calories, which, rather than causing additional weight gain, end up accounting for the larger size of newborn boys.
This is not a surprising finding. It would have been a metabolic mystery if women were able to produce larger male newborns without consuming additional calories.

Posted by: bbartlog at June 6, 2003 12:11 PM