Women with bigger breasts suffer with worse colds, study finds

Women with bigger breasts suffer with worse colds, study finds

Are you currently suffering from a worse cold than any of your coworkers? Well, look down, because you may find the reason why...

That's right, a study of over 400 women published in the medical journal of Archives of Sexual Behaviour, found that those with larger breasts can suffer with colds and respiratory illnesses for up to twice as long as women with smaller busts.

The study found that women with F-cup sized breasts suffered colds, coughs, and flu for an average of 8.3 days, which is more than twice as long as women with AA-sized chests, who were sick for an average of just 3.8 days.

Now, this all may sound like nonsense, but there's actually some science to back it up...

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In the study, the 400+ subjects were asked about how much they had suffered from colds and flu over the last three years. After collating the responses, the researchers concluded that "breast size was positively related to respiratory infections".

The scientific logic behind the findings is that the fat found in the breasts actually weakens the individual's immune system - making it harder for them to fight respiratory infections.

I wonder how this woman gets on when winter rolls around:

In addition, as a result of leptin - a hormone found in fat cells in the breasts that can reduce the body's ability to fight off illnesses - women with larger cup sizes will also be struck down by the common cold more frequently than those with a smaller bust.

Put simply, leptin is produced from fat cells, and the amount produced directly correlates to a person's overall body fat percentage. Leptin is also responsible for signaling to the brain when to stop eating, helping the brain to control an individual's appetite and regulate their energy consumption throughout the day.

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Per The Sun, another study also found that those with bigger breasts were also a staggering 56X more likely to finish their prescribed course of antibiotics.

So, if you're fuller in the chest department, it could be worth stocking up on cold & flu medication this winter.