Men are fascinated by them and most slightly less developed ladies seem to long for them – large breasts, that is. But it turns out we A-cup types have a health advantage.
The correlation between breast size and developing type 2 diabetes is related to how breasts develop during puberty.
Women with small breasts may be at lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with more ample bosoms.
Researchers at Harvard University, in the US, and the University of Toronto, in Canada, surveyed 92 106 women and found those who had a D-cup or larger at the age of 20 were at around three times higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with an A-cup.
Professor Joel Ray, from the university, believes the correlation is related to how breasts develop during puberty.
‘Puberty is a period marked by raised insulin resistance — a condition where the body does not absorb glucose as it should, causing high blood sugar levels, a precursor to type 2 diabetes.’
In healthy teens this disappears after puberty ends. But it may be that this puts girls whose breasts are more pronounced at greater risk of diabetes in later life.
Of course, this is still conjecture at this point. So don’t panic just yet. Enjoy your ample bosom – and maintain a healthy lifestyle to lower your risk of developing diabetes.
Written by Matthew Barbour, this article originally appeared in the Daily Mail