Women with bigger br*asts DO have higher risk of breast cancer, finds genetic study
Women with a large bust may be more likely to develop breast cancer, according to scientists.
A study of 16,000 women found genetic mutations associated with breast size were also linked to the disease.
Researchers say some of these are involved in regulating the female sex hormone oestrogen, which can trigger the growth of both breasts and tumours.
While research has linked breast density – the amount of non-fat tissue – to an increased risk of cancer, there has been little evidence of a link with breast size before.
Participants in the study, carried out by a US company, were asked to give their bra size on a 10-point scale from smaller than AAA to larger than DDD.
The genetic code of the women – all of European origin – was read by scientists who looked through millions of tiny mutations in their DNA, called single-nucleotide polymorphisms. Out of seven that were strongly linked to breast size, three were also associated with breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common form of the disease in Britain, with 50,000 new cases a year and one in eight women affected during their lifetime.
Dr Nicholas Eriksson of the California-based genetics firm 23andMe said it was the first substantial link between breast size and cancer, but added much more research was needed before it could be considered concrete.
He said: ‘Our results identify genetic variants that have an effect on both breast cancer and natural variation in breast size.
‘While the precise relationships between breast size, density, obesity and breast cancer remain difficult to untangle, understanding the biology . . . may aid in the development of novel screening tools.’
He said one of the three mutations regulates the activity of the oestrogen receptor gene that plays a vital role in breast growth and in the majority of breast cancer cases.
Another is located in a region of a woman’s genome that often shows abnormalities in those with certain types of breast cancer.
The link was seen regardless of the women’s age, pregnancy and breastfeeding history and genetic ancestry, according to the study published in the journal BMC Medical Genetics.
Little is known about the biology of breast size, which scientists believe is only half hereditary, but high oestrogen levels are known to be a risk factor for breast cancer.
There are many different forms of breast cancer, which scientists believe could be treated as ten different illnesses. Weight, alcohol consumption and a strong family history are all risk factors.
A 2006 study by the Harvard School of Public Health on 90,000 pre-menopausal subjects found larger breast size in slim young women gave them a higher risk of breast cancer in later life.
Those with a body mass index of 25 or less and a bra size of D or larger had a significantly higher risk of breast cancer than those of the same weight with a cup size A or smaller, they found.
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who | 7/5/2012 7:37:09 AM
Tell this to wáyward cossy. Reply this thread
Lalaland | 7/5/2012 7:38:50 AM |
Big breasts is so not attractive in a woman cos when you see the breasts with korokoro eye its LONG, DROPPY, FLABBY and covered in stretched marks!
Nneoma | 7/5/2012 8:54:05 AM |
Big booobs got no advantage if u ask me bcos d carrier will never feel comfortable. As for 4 cancer & other diseases, i dnt no abt dat, all i no is we all shld be safety conscious big booobs or small booobs. Some of d ways are personal hygiene, exercise & regular checkups.
Lalaland | 7/5/2012 7:39:31 AM |
I no get breasts o big or otherwise but I had to comment sha.
Adamu Garba® | 7/5/2012 9:44:18 AM |
Ohooo SHUT the f**k UP!! Flabby FAT Bombo!!
Keep hiding under LIES and FAKE BullSheit identity
One day Breeze go blow and fowl Ynash go dey WIDE open
Some People go find out say “FAKE HomeBoy” na FAT old Woman O!
Na dat day u go really disappear into hiding for the rest of ur LIFE
Adamumu akamu garba | 7/5/2012 10:46:51 AM |
Oh shut da fhuck up! you do not make sense at all, old f00lish malam. Post your comment and stop fighting unneccessarily. You are so boring, unimportant aboki.
Adamu Garba® | 7/5/2012 12:22:02 PM |
Green snake under green grass na STICK go kill am!!
Adamumu the ediotic garba | 7/5/2012 10:27:27 PM |
Imbecile! make your own contribution,useless man. I wonder what makes you think you are a man when you remain irrelivant here.This is not Lalaland because I know that your mumuic brain will by now gotten confused
Sly | 7/5/2012 2:36:52 PM |
NFC take time o! How dare you scare the ladies like that? You want them to go and have reduction surgery? What do you think men look at first? If nah play,make una stop am o!
Dachic | 7/5/2012 7:39:20 AM
there is natting one wont hear... Its heriditary, dieting, now big breast 'r @ risk.
Ok! Reply this thread
Dachic | 7/5/2012 7:44:01 AM |
..management, maintenance. Eat gud food, exercise, go for checkups etc Oo.
We all go dey pray for good health.
Dachic | 7/5/2012 7:49:47 AM |
hi Lala, pls do nat dicieve ur self oo as men too suffer from Breast cancer. So abduct d habbit of examing ya breast . No matter how flat it is Ooo.
Lalaland | 7/5/2012 8:18:00 AM |
You talk true sha.
president | 7/5/2012 10:29:17 AM |
they said in the topic if you have big breast, it is important you read this, now why are some men commenting here?
Sly | 7/5/2012 11:57:02 PM |
Why men are commenting here? Cos they want to protect their interest nah. The headline should have been " if you love Bobby you MUST read this"
Musa usman | 7/14/2012 8:02:09 AM |
Walahi i wan no d feson wez get dat miliki industry bcos i peel like suking dem naw. U av 2 see d way i don lick d screen of ma laftof pinish.
Musa usman | 7/14/2012 8:02:26 AM |
Walahi i wan no d feson wez get dat miliki industry bcos i peel like suking dem naw. U av 2 see d way i don lick d screen of ma laftof pinish.
tara | 7/5/2012 7:54:37 AM
Sikirat sindodo and her colleague with mighty b**bs. that covers the neck in yoruba movies shld not miss this Reply this thread
mopo | 7/5/2012 8:00:37 AM
nfc u better say something else wentin be say big breast they cause cancer so make de people wey get am go die i***t useless comment weting oyibo they look for even our black man Reply this thread
walk | 7/5/2012 8:06:24 AM
Is it only mercy johnson ? What of foluke Daramola ? Reply this thread
BJ | 7/5/2012 8:25:52 AM
I LOVE SUCKIN BIG BREAST.SO MERCY JOHNSON
UR BRAST IS VRY SEXY DE WAY IT IS DNT MIND WHITE PPLE AND DERE LIES.I LOVE LADIES WIT BIG BREAST.ONE LOVE Reply this thread
shamsu Faraguy | 7/5/2012 11:00:10 AM |
Up cause dear friends thnks
maame | 7/5/2012 8:28:06 AM
well i have natural big breast and i kind of worried abit about this cancer thing because i lost my girlfriend through breast cancer.i thank GOD that i have had the opportunity to travel around and i have spoken to alot of doctors about how to prevent certain diseases like cancer and they all seemed to be speaking the same language and that is GARLIC.what garlic does to the body when eaten regularly is simply amazing.alot was said about garlic but to summerise it i would simply say garlic is for everything,its fights sicknesses,its cleans the blood,removes toxics from the body,burns fat ,good for gigesting and most importantely prevents cancer.Ginger i also learnt is very good for preventing liver problems.Now its a common knowledge that most of we africans dont really like Garlic,mostly because of the smell but hey do we want to live long or not?i nearly didnt marry my husband because of Garlic cos he eats it first thing in the morning and the whole days you cant get near him,i started eaten garlic 2 years ago and i have never visited the hospital,for seven years being married to my hubby,i dont remember the last time he was in the hospital not even for normal checkup.Now those of you who already know the worth of Garlic and are already using it but in cooking,it is wrong,you kill all the energy when you use it in cooking,you only get maybe 20 to 30 per.of the power when cooked.About the smell,well i found a perfect way to deal with it and that is i eat 1 or 2 pieces of it just when am jumping into bed at night,i mean its the last thing i take before going to bed,sleep with it,by morning after blushing the smell is away then you can go about the day doing what you know how to do best.am not saying that garlic can cure cancer when you already have it no,but those of us that dont have it can do some simple things in preventing it and one of the magic is GARLIC.Garlic is LIFE Reply this thread
Nneoma | 7/5/2012 8:40:48 AM |
Tnx so much 4 dis info, i will sure give it a try evn though d smell kills my appetite 4 it. Am not on d big booobs side though, but as they say 'health is wealth'. So Garlic, here i come. lolzz.
maame | 7/5/2012 10:13:04 AM |
yes sis,you are most welcome.i know eaten garlic is hard,i had a turf time with it from the begining but now am use to it, like i said you can eat it when going to bed,by morning it must have finished it work and the smell is away.you can also eat it within your evening mean,chew it while eaten so its mix with the food,i believe that is the best because its helps burns all the fat in what you have eaten,but if you dont want to speak to people after eaten garlic,then you go my way which is the last thing i take before going to bed ,you much chew it very well and push it down with some water.
MEE | 7/5/2012 9:04:18 AM |
Though MEE is not a medical practitional but saw some reasons in some of your submissions about the effectiveness of galic on human body system. MEE's most area of concern has to do with the various local and traditional medications and "concotions" usually prepare by indigenous people in villages and the suburbs to cure some seriuos deseases, especially canser. Organic materials like galic, ginger, onion and bitter leave, among others, form the major ingredients that they use in the preparations of those medications. Based on this therefore, MEE kind of wants to agree with your submission on the effectiveness and efficacy of galic as a good material for prevention and cure, especially, when combine with other organic materials, trust MEE.
maame | 7/5/2012 10:29:07 AM |
i totally agree with you,i personally am a big fan of bitter leave,i think its about time we also started eaten healthy by eaten green,green ingredient and to avoid to much oil in foods.And please those of you that buys cann foods,i mean food in cans must try to stop it but if you must, expecially in africa to please check and dobble check the expiring date before you buy them,its ok when in plastics but when in tins,check them very well before you go and guy yourself cancer:GOD forbid though.
Tayo | 7/5/2012 8:05:57 PM |
instead of chewing lt,l blend lt with blender and lt also good for body pain
maame | 7/6/2012 1:58:22 AM |
good idear why not, just do not cook it,i must be eaten fresh as it is.
gently man | 7/5/2012 11:29:50 PM |
maame eh i love big breast well well,i can suck big b**bs for hours.please forget that your so called hubby and that garlic nonsense and come to so i can suck that your breast well well every now and then.but were are u staying cause me i stays in germany.i can give u my e.mail,cell phone number.pls get back to me.i will be waiting love
maame | 7/6/2012 2:42:44 AM |
if you like big breast,go out there,find a woman with the breast you want,marry her and suck her breast all your life.My own is already paid for in a form of diary so look else where ooooo?
gently man | 7/6/2012 6:47:06 AM |
abeg carry your useless big breast go.am not interested,i sure say that your nonsense big melon don fall sote d nipple sef dey underneath.big breast my foot.f.o.o.l.i.s.h garlic b.i.t.c.h
Swt2 | 7/5/2012 8:32:14 AM
Anything natural you dnt have to be scared about except artificial breast......... dose of u with big bust the lord is your strength. Reply this thread
Taiwo Idowu NY | 7/5/2012 8:54:34 AM
Big breast,small breast none is immune to breast cancer right?.The study is just trying to make men like me that like them big(watermelon) to run four forty.Guess what?.It won't happen.This study is biased because most big breasted women are Blacks.It is very hard today for a black woman to find a good man,and with this study,some men will avoid them thinking they might have breast cancer and that big breast is not healthy.Men,women can have cancer and i don't think large breast have anything to do with it.I love ladies with big breast cancer or not.I don't like flat chested women.Ladies with big breast,bring it on. Reply this thread
Miz | 7/5/2012 10:02:16 AM
so what do you do if you have big breast cut them off?? useless article that provides no solution i beg there are plenty women will smaller b**bs who get breast cancer (hoping they get well). Reply this thread
AB | 7/5/2012 12:47:29 PM
Hey, the article did not say if you have small breast u will not have breast cancer, the article said those with big breast have higher tedency of having breast cancer because more estrogen is secreted in individuals with big breast and excess estrogen is one of the factors that cause breast cancer. Other factors include hereditary etc. Reply this thread
Mirabel | 7/5/2012 6:28:45 PM
IT is not my portion in JESUS name,because i like them big and i have it. Reply this thread
Taiwo Idowu NY | 7/6/2012 6:10:54 AM |
Lord have mercy.How big?.DDD or what?.I am imagining it right now.
Taiwo Idowu NY | 7/6/2012 12:32:47 PM
Everything is at risk.Sooner or later they will tell us that women with big poosy is at risk and men with Big Dicck is at risk.Remember they said women with big Butt is at risk right?.Watch what they will bring next.It is just a matter of time.They just don;t want you to enjoy fuchk anymore. Reply this thread
Kenny | 8/9/2012 3:27:08 AM
F*ck big br*asts... Watin i wan used am do? it only appear sexy while inside clothe, but terrible and scary when exposed... Reply this thread
Agil | 8/20/2012 5:08:36 AM
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