Monday, November 1, 2010

Warning For Women : Coffee Can Shrink Your Breast!.... a Hoax though

This is an interesting information. Every people I met in the street usually hold a coffee in their hand. This is the Starbucks' era. Everybody drinks coffee. If you don't drink coffee, then you are not cool! LOL. Don't forget, coffee also has bad effects.

One article told that :

A new study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, examined 300 coffee drinkers, obviously women, asking them how much coffee they drink per day and then measuring their bust size.

The data showed women who drank MORE than 3 cups of coffee a day had an average breast size 17% smaller than women who consumed LESS than 3 cups per day.

In general, women with BIGGER breasts are at higher risk.

"However, anyone who thinks they can tell which women are coffee drinkers just from their bra measurements will be disappointed,” Helena Jernstrom, from Lund University in Sweden, who led the study, told The Telegraph.

Scientists believe coffee’s impact on estrogen causes the shrinkage. And, it might affect testosterone too. Eek

Let's go to other article :

Researchers from Sweden recruited 269 women (average age was 29) to have their breast size measured and to answer a questionnaire about coffee intake and other lifestyle choices. All the women were from families at high risk for breast cancer and about half carried a gene, CYP1A2*1F, that is associated with breast cancer. Essentially, the researchers were studying the relationship between CYP1A2*1F, breast size, and coffee intake. The gene is known to control the metabolism of the hormone estrogen as well as certain chemicals found in coffee; it’s also been linked to higher breast density and thus higher breast cancer risk.

For women who had CYP1A2*1F, those who drank 3 or more cups of coffee a day had smaller breasts than those who drank less coffee (average difference was about 150 mL). However, for women who did not have the gene, drinking more than 3 cups of coffee was actually associated with slightly larger breast size (average difference was about 50 mL). The researchers do not have an explanation for the correlation between coffee and breast size. They only conclude that because coffee was correlated with smaller breast size, it supports earlier studies that suggest coffee protects against breast cancer.

So, the conclusion is don't just believe what you have hear! Search more and more! Dig more and more! A cup of coffee per day won't kill.

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