Monday, June 19, 2006

It has happened again...

The things I want to post about have outpaced my ability to write about them. So here we are to another round-up.

1. The Yarn Harlot is coming. To Ann Arbor.
It's not up at the AADL website yet, but the Harlot herself is reporting she'll be at the library on Sunday, July 30.

2. Added hormones in dairy products may increase likelihood of twins.
From the NYT article:
Many dairy farmers inject their cattle with recombinant bovine somatotrophin, a synthetic version of the naturally occuring [bovine growth] hormone. This increases size and milk production, but it has another effect: Cows with higher growth hormone levels produce more twins.
3. Added iron in formula may contribute to Parkinson's Disease.
Striking a cold bolt of fear in the heart of any mother who has used or is using pediatrician-endorsed, iron fortified formula (not to mention infant vitamin drops with iron) is the news that this exposure could give our babies Parksinson's Disease down the road. Just another case of "if it ain't broke don't fix it." Maybe there's a reason breast milk is low in iron, eh?


Blogger I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

If HGH can produce more twins--could it be producing bigger singletons?


8:00 AM  
Blogger doulicia said...

Wow! I did not think of that. You should study it!

I have often wondered if dairy hormones, or environmental hormone mimics, aren't behind the generous bosoms I see on college and even high school students these days. I seem to remember a C cup being rare in high school. Now I rarely see anything less.

8:42 AM  

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