Body & Fitness

Why you should love your small breasts

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 U.S., 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.

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