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Breast Health: Interesting Facts And Trivia About Boobs

They’re always hanging around — but most of us rarely give them a second thought. A science journalist exposes the impressive, eye-popping facts about breasts and breast health.

Human breasts are different from all the other breasts on the planet. Humans are the only mammals to have breasts that develop in puberty and then remain permanently enlarged, says Florence Williams, the author of Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History. Other female primates have them when necessary (i.e., their mammary glands grow during lactation and deflate after weaning). Ours, fleshy and fatty, “stick around regardless of our reproductive status,” she says.

Compared to our other organs,…

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