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PETA: Eating Chicken Wings During Pregnancy Could Affect Baby’s Penis Size

Posted by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 5:36 AM
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Not really a debate here since the article pretty much debunks this, but it cracked me up this morning!

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/08/30/peta-eating-chicken-wings-during-pregnancy-could-affect-sons-penis-size/

PETA: Eating Chicken Wings During Pregnancy Could Affect Baby’s Penis Size

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Eating chicken parts – or, more specifically, chicken wings – could shrink your baby’s man parts.

At least, that’s what PETA is alleging in advance of the National Buffalo Wing Festival.

According to a letter from PETA to Drew Cerza, the founder of the festival, “The latest scientific evidence shows that the sons of pregnant women who consume chicken are more likely to have smaller penises because of a chemical found in the birds’ flesh.”

“Findings published by the Study for Future Families showed that eating poultry during pregnancy may lead to smaller penis size in male infants,” the letter, from PETA’s Lindsay Rajt, alleges.

So, in a city where buffalo wings are a game day must and a wing-eating competition draws in thousands every year, we wanted to know: Just how true is PETA’s latest claim?

According to Women’s Health Magazine, the answer is not very. The magazine says that the chemical PETA is referring to is phthalate, and while research does show it causes shorter penises in boys born to moms with the highest level of phthalate exposure, poultry isn’t even a top ranking offender on the list of foods containing the chemical.

Furthermore, Women’s Health reports that phthalates are in a lot of things we use every day, from plastic containers and personal care products to spices and many foods. Your best bet for limiting your exposure to them during pregnancy is to avoid using plastic containers or consuming very processed foods.

In conclusion, you can probably relax. Your little buffalo wing habit won’t make anything else… well, little.

 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 5:36 AM
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ZennMomma
by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 5:39 AM

Omg...lol

jakesmom323
by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 5:41 AM
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Gosh, I thought martinis and cigs were bad while I was pregnant! Sorry boys....I ate chicken.....I didn't now!!!!
RandRMomma
by Maya on Sep. 3, 2013 at 6:59 AM
Oh goodness. This obviously explains why so many men are lacking in that department.
punky3175
by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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*headdesk* oh the idiocy some people come up with. This just makes me want to eat more chicken wings.
MythrylHavoc
by Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 8:24 AM
3 moms liked this

Peta sickens me

jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Maybe they need to go back to euthanizing animals.  Effing hypocrites.  I can't stand those guys. 

yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 8:46 AM

 LOL!!  Good thing it doesn't affect grown men!  ;)

 

tscritch
by Silver Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 9:48 AM
1 mom liked this

Is that why none of mine have a penis? Too many wings while pregnant?

lga1965
by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 11:15 AM

 sidesplittinglaughter

Woodbabe
by Woodie on Sep. 3, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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...and you know this...how.... :P

Quoting RandRMomma:

Oh goodness. This obviously explains why so many men are lacking in that department.


 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

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