Eating Chicken Wings During Pregnancy May Reduce Penis Size

Chicken Wings 1 2012-07-09So claims PETA, reports CBS Philly:

Eating chicken parts – or, more specifically, chicken wings – could shrink your baby’s man parts.

At least, that’s what PETA is alleging in advance of the National Buffalo Wing Festival.

According to a letter from PETA to Drew Cerza, the founder of the festival, “The latest scientific evidence shows that the sons of pregnant women who consume chicken are more likely to have smaller penises because of a chemical found in the birds’ flesh.”

“Findings published by the Study for Future Families showed that eating poultry during pregnancy may lead to smaller penis size in male infants,” the letter, from PETA’s Lindsay Rajt, alleges.

So, in a city where buffalo wings are a game day must and a wing-eating competition draws in thousands every year, we wanted to know: Just how true is PETA’s latest claim?

According to Women’s Health Magazine, the answer is not very. The magazine says that the chemical PETA is referring to is phthalate, and while research does show it causes shorter penises in boys born to moms with the highest level of phthalate exposure, poultry isn’t even a top ranking offender on the list of foods containing the chemical…

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  • DeepCough

    Dammit, Disinfo! Now I have throw away a perfectly good bag of frozen chicken strips.

  • Ted Heistman

    My Mom obviously hates chicken wings….

  • BuzzCoastin

    it ain’t the meat
    it’s the motion that matters
    I’m willing to bet the chicken involved was Industrial Chicken
    and not really chicken

  • marshall

    good, that means one day ill have the biggest sex sausage in the world, eat em up moms to be!

  • InfvoCuernos

    At last we can put that ugly racist lie to rest. I will let you decide which lie that is. (which came first, the size of black mens’ penises, or their fondness for chicken?), or maybe this is disinformation from PETA, who are knkown to make up outrageous bullshit to further their ideas.

  • mole_face

    My mom was a hippie vegetarian while pregnant with me, and I still ended up with a mediocre 5 inch dick. Thank fuck she didn’t eat chicken wings.