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Circumcision & SIDS?

2018-08-05 17:17:34.227427+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

A lot of things about this write-up are triggering my skeptic warning, but I want to close the tab and leave this for later reading: Early Circumcision May Be A Major Cause Of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome:

In a study available on the pre-print server bioRxiv, Dr Eran Elhaik from the University of Sheffield in the UK suggests the large loss of blood caused by male neonatal circumcision (MNC), which is performed in the first 28 days after birth, can explain a strong correlation seen between MNC and SIDS.

“An infant has only 11 ounces of blood, and he may easily lose 1 to 2 ounces in circumcision, the equivalent of two to four blood donations for an adult,” Dr Elhaik told IFLScience, referencing one of his previous studies.

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