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Energy intake in pregnant women carrying boys or girls

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:622

Difference is chance observation

  1. Simon Langley-Evans, lecturer in human nutrition (,
  2. Alison Langley-Evans, research assistant
  1. School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire LE12 5RD
  2. University College Northampton, Northampton NN2 7AL

    EDITOR—Tamimi et al report that women carrying male fetuses consume more energy and macronutrients than those carrying female fetuses.1 The marginal difference in energy intake is, however, likely to be less than the error inherent in the food frequency questionnaire used to obtain the data.

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