Wednesday, September 30, 2009

German breasts are getting bigger!

Human bodies are in a constant state of change, and for decades people have been getting taller and fatter. And that means that boobs are growing in size as well! This report explains how the body evolves, and the consequences that can have on health. A hundred years ago, the average German was 157 cm tall – but that figure has now reached 165. The shape of the body has changed as well – the average girl is no longer dainty, petit or curvy as a century ago, or has an hourglass figures like Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s. Waist and hip sizes are going up along with breasts. But why are women’s boobs getting larger? Chest measurements grow in direct proportion to average weight. Since there is a large percentage of fat tissue in breasts it is inevitable they grow along with added weight gain. Hormone pills – such as those used with menopause – cause breasts to grow due to the higher concentration of oestrogen. It is still inconclusive as to whether or not a larger bust leads to an increased risk of breast cancer, although research is ongoing.Why is average weight increasing? Although the number of calories in our daily food in the past decades is relatively constant, the composition has changed. Today we consume a greater amount of unhealthy, saturated fats and sugars for, according to nutrition expert Sven David Mueller. A woman’s diet 60 years ago consisted mainly of vegetables and complex carbohydrates. And people had more exercise back then as well. There was more housework, and getting around tended to be on foot or by bicycle. The poor diet and lack of movement have triggered the ever-growing waistline. Fat deposits around organs in the abdomen are strengthened. It isn’t just a superficial problem either – studies have found that a larger waistline increases the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure.