Higher doses increase the odds of damage to the heart, mood shifts, reduced sperm counts and masculinization in women.I think that too many editors have been engaged in a jihad against commas. If you want an orthographic/grammatical shock, read the New York Times, and then a page of Pride and Prejudice.
Unrelated, except perhaps as a plea for intellectual honesty: a radio program yesterday noted the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. They featured an anti-abortion activist who felt it was immoral to perform abortions after a certain period of gestation, because the developing fetus "had a heartbeat and could feel pain." I sincerely hope--but also doubt--that this activist was an ardent vegetarian.