Female breasts serves as the mammary gland, which produces and secretes milk to feed infants. Both males and females develop breasts from the same embryological tissues.
Despite their popularity, what do we really know about the breasts? All we know is that both men and women really love them and talk about them a lot.
Here are 10 things you may not have known about the mammaries:
#1. You cannot increase the size of your breast naturally. This can only be done with cosmetic surgery or botox.
#2. For lactating mothers, you may actually lose weight if you continue breast feeding your child for up to six months.
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#3. Men have breasts too and these are not men who are overweight, but men with the condition gynecomastia, where the mammary glands are abnormally overgrown.
#4. The biggest bra now available is KK, that's a 20inch cup size.
#5. Although breast cancer is usually seen as a female health issue, men can suffer from the disease too
#6. Most women have one breast bigger than the other, and for some reason it's usually the left one that's larger
#7. Some women have one nipple wider than the other. It's perfectly normal
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#8. Smokers have saggier breasts than non-smokers due to the chemicals in cigarettes breaking down the body's elastin.
#9. Breasts are known to sag during times of tension and stress.
#10. Did you know that you could be spoiling the shape of your breasts by sleeping on your stomach. Experts suggest that sleeping sideways and also placing a pillow under your breasts while you sleep will give them additional support.