Doctors are mystified by a village in India with over 200 sets of twins.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – An Indian village with multiple sets of twins has left medical professionals perplexed. As reported by Reuters, the North Kerala, India based village has been nicknamed “the twin village” because it is home to an estimated 230 sets.
Researcher Dr. Sribiju is quoted in the report as stating of the village, “It’s an amazing phenomenon to see a medical marvel occurring in such a localized place where the people are not exposed to any kinds of harmful drugs or harmful chemicals. It’s a virgin village.”
As noted by Reuters, the occurence of twin births there is four times the normal rate. Many locals as well as medical researchers attribute this to environment; however, there has yet to be a pinpointed cause. Local doctor M.K. Sribiju is quoted in the report as stating, “All the factors leading to the occurrence of twinning world wide, we cannot see it here. There is something unknown that is causing this phenomenon.”
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