Village where locals blame their diet of okra leaves and yam for number of identical siblings 

Mail Online | 4/9/2019 | Brendan Mcfadden For Mailonline
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'There are so many because of the okra leaf that we eat,' - that's the view of residents of a Nigerian village where there is an extraordinary number of identical twins.

Twins are common in the Yoruba ethnic group that dominates southwest Nigeria.

Village - Igbo - Ora - Birth - Rates

But the village of Igbo Ora has what is believed to be one of the highest birth rates for identical twins in the world.

Some residents believe the cause is eating Amala - a local dish made from yams and cassava flour.

Others - Leaves - Stew - Village - Factor

While others say okra leaves used to make a stew which is popular in the village is a contributory factor.

At one school in the village, there are nine sets of identical twins out of nearly 100 secondary school children .

Kehinde - Oyedepo - Twins - Leaves - Mothers

Kehinde Oyedepo, 15, one of the twins insists that 'eating okra leaves' is causing mothers to give birth to so many identical children.

Women who sell piles of okra leaves at a town market said...
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