Genital defect linked to vegetarian mothers
Friday 26 February 1999
Researchers at the Institute of Child Health at Bristol University investigated more than 7,900 mothers and found vegetarians were nearly five times more likely to give birth to a boy with a malformed penis - a condition known as hypospadias.
Now the team says more research is needed to support the finding, or to show it as a "rogue result". The team stresses that although only 51 boys were found with the abnormality the numbers were statistically significant.
Hypospadias is a condition where the opening of the penis is on the underside rather than the tip. It can be corrected.
The project leader, Professor Jean Golding, said: "There is no reason whatever for saying that this is anything to do with not eating meat."
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