Post-breastfeeding, women’s breasts eat themselves in order to shrink back to size. How do they do this and is it related to breast cancer?
Women’s breasts start to eat themselves once they’re done breastfeeding
“Being a new mum comes with a whole host of weird, wonderful, and often uncomfortably rapid physical changes, but one of the most remarkable has to be the transition of breasts from ordinary lumps of mammary tissue to 24-hour milk machines – and then back to normal again just as fast.”
Is there a relationship between pregnancy and breast cancer risk?
“Studies have shown that a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer is related to her exposure to hormones that are produced by her ovaries (endogenous estrogen and progesterone). Reproductive factors that increase the duration and/or levels of exposure to ovarian hormones, which stimulate cell growth, have been associated with an increase in breast cancer risk.”
New Theory on Why Men Love Breasts
“Why do straight men devote so much headspace to those big, bulbous bags of fat drooping from women’s chests? Scientists have never satisfactorily explained men’s curious breast fixation, but theorists are gonna theorize.”
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