Dominant Mothers May Produce Sons: Study

by Rajshri on  April 22, 2008 at 3:36 PM Women Health News
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Dominant Mothers May Produce Sons: Study
A new study says that women who are aggressive by nature and like to dominate are more likely to conceive sons.

The study report says that a growing body of evidence suggest a maternal influence on sex determination.
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The study showed that the sex of bovine embryos positively correlates with pre-ovulatory follicular testosterone.

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It, however, remains a mystery as to how exposure of oocytes to follicular testosterone may influence the ability of a metaphase II egg to be preferentially inseminated by a Y-bearing sperm.

The study has been published in the journal Biology of Reproduction.

Source: ANI
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