Women With Heart Disease Have Baby Girls

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Good news for single men: The number of women in the population will likely be rising in coming years.

The occurrence of heart disease continues to increase, and researchers have found an interesting by-product.

Women with heart disease are more likely to give birth to female babies.

A study presented Friday at the World Congress of Cardiology relayed some staggering statistics. The study was the first to examine the correlation between maternal heart disease and a baby’s gender.

The researchers examined 216 babies born to women with heart disease. Of the 216, 200 were female. The study suggests there is a 75 percent chance that a woman with heart disease will give birth to a baby girl.

“This is a very interesting observation,” said Kathryn Tauber, Ph.D., chief science officer of the World Heart Federation. “The chromosomes in a man’s sperm are responsible for the sex of a baby, but this study does suggest that there may be a relationship between the health status of the mother and the sex of the babies that she is able to carry to full-term. As the number of women with heart disease is increasing around the world, this could prove to be a very interesting area for further research.”

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.