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Eat a lot of beef? It may affect your son's sperm.

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Scientific American
Eat a lot of beef? It may affect your son's sperm.
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. women who eat a lot of beef while pregnant give birth to sons who grow up to have low sperm counts, researchers reported on Tuesday.

They believe pesticides, hormones or contaminants in cattle feed may be to blame. Chemicals can build up in the fat of animals that eat contaminated feed or grass, and cattle were and are routinely given hormones to boost their growth.

"In sons of 'high beef consumers' (more than seven beef meals/week), sperm concentration was 24.3 percent lower," the researchers wrote in their report, published in the journal Human Reproduction.

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24.3 percent lower! That's a lot!!

I read this on AOL today.  Absolutly horrifying.  I want to know what happens to these children's children- what the effects will be if this trend continues into the future. 

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Um........ maybe it's nature's way of cleaning up the gene pool??
Darwinian Veg*nism...  LOL

Okay, I'm joking but really it's actually horrible.
How sad.  :'(

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I was laughing my ass off when I saw this article this morning because my Mother In Law has been on our cases since going vegetarian that "soy does horrible things" and makes men grow tits blah blah blah, it's like taking 200 birth control pills at once, shrinks penises in babies blah blah blah blah..on and on and on....now maybe she will back off a little..I would say to her constnatly and what do you think eating beef with all that crap in it can do to you?

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OK, majicka, then I'm NOT a horrible human being...I can't help it, the whole soy thing popped into my head too while reading this and I just guffawed. I'm horrible, I know. :P

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the only time i ate a lot of beef was when i worked at mc donalds. i quit there like 7 months b4 i got preganant with merrick and havent had as much since b/c im still dont like to eat it that much. so i dunno if it will happen to him or not. i hope not.

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Darwinian Veg*nism...  LOL

;) :D ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D :D

i was thinking this too....that is if the high animal product diets just don't give people a lot of heart attacks. (yeah, overgeneralizing but there is a trend there). i told my students about the soy = gay debate last week and they were like, what?  ::) good times

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the soy = gay debate

the what?!?  eating soy makes you gay or what?

fiona

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Fiona, go read my posts as well....or just search all the articles I found and posted  by some "rocket scientist"  regarding "Soy Makes You Gay"....funny what some"believers" will believe.....ugh! Go back to the posts from late Dec. or early Jan. I think.....they are there...
Sorry, wish I could find the posts for you, but I'm off to save some dogs....or at least do everything I can to.......
-dave

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i found the articles you were talking about online.  i had heard alot about soy and estrogen.  our family doctor even recommended to my sister to eat tofu or drink soy milk to regulate her periods.  it worked.  so, i think there is definitely something to the hormone connection.  does extra estrogen make you gay?  maybe the idea is that if it makes you more feminine, of even effeminate, then gay guys will be attracted to you instead of the ladies. 

personally, i don't eat tofu.  i have tried it several times, but it doesn't feel "natural" to me for some reason.  i feel a little sick after i eat it and i think it has a "soapy" aftertaste. 

fiona

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