Scientist at the University of Cambridge have discovered a correlation between babies being fed formula and their likelihood to become homosexual. The study was conducted over a 20 year period which has produced astonishing results linking homosexuality and a particular chemical found in many popular baby formulas.
The recently released study has discovered that babies given formula at birth for the first 1-2 years increases their chances of becoming homosexual. The chemical, potassium hydroxide, used as part of the ingredient to produce most baby formula brands is the main factor, according to researchers. Potassium Hydroxide is an inorganic compound with the formula KOH, commonly called caustic potash. This chemical compound is used to manufacture biodiesel fuel, soaps, and gasoline.
Over the 20 year period, scientist from the University of Cambridge, studied 2000 women. Of the 2000, 1000 gave natural birth and the other half underwent surgical procedures to deliver. The women who gave natural birth, 600 breastfed and the other 400 used formula, as where 400 women who delivered via cesarean section breastfed while the other 600 used formula. The babies who were given formula were fed consistently for 1 to 2 years. Babies who were breastfed also were fed consistently for 1-3 years without the introduction of formula or dairy products. Of the 1000 natural births, 500 were male and 500 were female. The same went for those babies delivered via c-section.
Babies who were breastfed had a tendency to develop faster motor skills, higher brain activity, displayed gender specific behaviors generally considered acceptable, appropriate or desirable for a person based on their actual or perceived sex by their teenage years. Only about 6% of the babies who were breastfed grew into adults who were homosexual or lesbian. Babies who were fed formula developed just as quickly however 38% of the formula fed babies had a slower development in motor skills and cognitive development. Out of the formula fed babies, 79% were more attracted to the same sex by their teenage years. Researchers also factored in environmental influences and religious beliefs of the parents to determine other possible causes of gender role development.
“Our research was conducted in a semi-controlled environment to produce the most accurate results possible. We did not want to interfere with the day-to-day aspects of the children’s lives to avoid any potential influence in change. The data collected has provided much insight in regards to how one perceives gender and sexuality. The results of the data are astonishing. We believe we may discovered how individuals become homosexual,” said Dr. Haggerton of the University of Cambridge.
The research team plans to produce several publications of their study and will continue their research.