Eating or drinking a lot of products containing soy and isoflavones can result in reduced sperm count among men, a Harvard School of Public Health study has shown.
It seems there's something in the 'Real men don't drink soy milk' stereotype after all. If you're always standing in line for a 'Venti decaf soy latte please', methinks you're missing the point of what coffee is about! Mind you, that may not matter for much longer because...The major retail union says it is shocked at coffee chain Starbucks' decision to close 61 stores around Australia.
I might have told them so, too. There are almost enough Starbucks in the Melbourne CBD, for example, that you're nearly never out of sight of one, including two very
big stores on Swanston Street alone. One city just doesn't need
that many Starbucks outlets, though I have to admit that as I studied for my finals at two or three in particular, I'll be sad if they are among those axed.
Latte-sipping PC Speshul Snowflakes have yet more to weep over, though, with news coming through recently that echidnas may be habitual rapists: Associate Professor Nichol says the research team has discovered the males do not always wait for the females to emerge from hibernation before making their move. "We thought it was very ungentlemanly really," he said.
A masterly understatement. I await PETA's response.
What a world! Soy latte makes you sterile, outlets are disappearing fast, and cute little beasties turn out to be thoroughly... well, beastly! It's enough to drive a Speshul Snowflake to drink; and of course once they're there, they will find the next morning an extremely unpleasant experience. Perhaps they should reconsider their stance on genetic modification, because Malaysian tree shrews binge on amounts of fermented nectar which would inebriate a human, but seem to have no such ill-effects themselves, researchers say.
I can think of a lot of teenagers who would volunteer for a shot of those genes, even if it did mean they had to spend the rest of their lives crawling up tree branches and living on fruit.
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