Want to have a baby girl? Just put down the Snickers and Honey Bunches of Oats…

04/23/2008 By Shawn Burns

A new study out of Exeter and Oxford finds that pregnant women who consumed higher calorie foods, and breakfast cereals, around the time of conception had a higher chance of conceiving a boy than a girl.

Says one doctor from the University of Sheffield: "I would urge women to not to start starving themselves in order to try influence the sex of their baby"

Seriously, dude.

Says one commenter on the BBC Website: "I will definitely use this research to try and influence my child to be a boy!"

Says one Backpacking Dad: "I will definitely ignore the conclusions reached by the doctors involved in this study. Because I’m sure as hell not going to start a little Snickers eugenics program the next time my wife and I are trying to get pregnant."

Besides. She likes chocolate chip cookies. Not Snickers.