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June 21, 2006

Want To Avoid Twins? Eat Like Crap

A scientist (roguishly good-looking, and a maverick within his field) thinks that improved diet, not IVF, is responsible for burst of identical twins.

This indicates natural forces must be at work, according to Professor Robert Jansen, medical director of Sydney IVF: "It's hard to think of a steady trend that has occurred over such a long period of time other than one that is due to the improved health and nutrition of mothers, which is reflected in the increased capacity of an egg to form embryos," he said.

Prof Jansen speculated twinning may be nature's choice in favourable conditions. "Nature will have its way," he said. "There is some advantage to identical twinning if it increases the chances that your genes will be passed onto another generation."

The disadvantage is that you have two little bastards running around crapping all over the place and eating all your treasured pewter d8's.

Nature can go hang.



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