Bigger Babies Have More Sex as Adults: Study

Friday, Sep 17, 2010  |  Updated 3:15 PM CDT
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Eat well boys ... and you'll have a lot more sex!
 
That's according to a Northwestern University anthropologist who followed more than seven hundred Filipino men from birth into their twenties.

  It turns out that the boys who gained the most weight in their first six months of life grew up to be taller, stronger, and more likely to have sex earlier, according to Christopher W. Kuzawa, the study's author.
 
So why is good nutrition so important in those first six months? Well, most people may not know that baby boys have as much of the hormone testosterone as adult males!
 
So if they're also eating well, the study suggests, then they're maximizing the development that testosterone affects, e.g., muscle mass and height.
 
Doctors say those first six months affect everything that comes afterwards. In fact, while the study only followed the men into their early twenties, the Northwestern researchers suspect that the good eaters will also have more lifetime sexual partners.
 

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