Young women with larger breasts may be at a higher risk of diabetes in adulthood, a Canadian study suggests.
The study, published in the Jan. 29 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found the larger a woman's bra cup size is at age 20, the greater her risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life.
Well, well, well. Did y'all know that fat women have big boobs and that correlates to a bigger risk of diabetes? And it's your cup size in your younger years that correlates, the bigger your boobs, the higher the risk for diabetes in your later years.
They found the age-adjusted risk of developing Type 2 diabetes was two times higher for a B cup, four times higher for a C cup and five times higher for a D cup or larger than for women with the smallest cup size.
After adjusting for conventional risk factors such as family history, diet and exercise, they found the risk to be 1.3 times higher for women with a B cup at 20 compared to women who wore an A cup. For women with C and D cups, the risk was found to be 1.7 and 1.6 times higher respectively.
I want to know how they decided the initial risk was 5 times higher for a D cup or larger, and then adjusted it down to 1.6 times? Notice that the risk for a C cup is 1.7 times higher, and a D cup is 1.6 times higher when it was originally 4 and 5 times higher, respectively. This makes me think that something is wrong with their data or how they analyzed it.
The study also suggests that women with the largest cup sizes develop diabetes on average about two years earlier, at age 44, than those with the smallest cup size, at 46 years.
That means, according to the article, that since I was a C/D cup in my teens and 20's, I had a 1.6 higher risk of being diagnosed with diabetes in my 40's (since they took out all the other risk factors, such as a family history of diabetes, etc). I'm in my 50's and still not diabetic. Hmmm, does correlation is not causation ring a bell for anyone?
What about fat women who were an A/B cup in their teens/20's and now have bigger boobs? What about fat women who were an A/B cup back then and still are? This just smacks to me of another reason to make women feel bad about their bodies. Not only is fat around your waist going to cause diabetes, now it's big boobs too? How many times does it have to be said "CORRELATION IS NOT CAUSATION!".
He said follow-up research is planned to see if breast reduction surgery causes any change in insulin resistance.
I don't know how they're planning on doing a study for this, since I don't know how many women have breast reductions every year, how many of them have other risk factors for diabetes, or would be willing to participate in a study. I have a feeling the number is too small to be statistically significant.
Doctors question whether large breasts carry particular risks or whether it is another sign of being overweight, a risk factor for the disease.
Dr. Thomas Ransom, an endocrinologist with Halifax's Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre says bra cup sizes are a marker of obesity.
Dr. Ransom has obviously never seen a fat woman with small breasts, has he?
"It's not so much the big breast size of itself, but I think women who are overweight or obese should be concerned. And this is just another marker," he told CBC News. "It sort of correlates and it's really not a surprise."
Yep, it all comes to back to TEH FATZ, as usual.