Shing, 42, who wears a 36AA. And more small-chested ladies seem to be openly celebrating their look on Twitter, Facebook and various blogs. A new blog, smallbustbigheart. That is not to say handwringing over a Lilliputian bust no longer exists. Bust magazine, with its feminist streak, has a support group for those laid low by their tiny breasts, and its recent entries are poignant. Still, the persistent strain of A-cup pride running through our culture is unmistakable. Facebook groups like Flat Chested and Proud of It! K-cups now exist. Brandishing a tiny bosom may be a reaction to that trend. Unlike many women who struggled as teenagers to make peace with their minimal assets, Sabrina Lightbourn, 37, a photographer in Nassau, the Bahamas, never second-guessed her A-cups, even in a land of bikinis.
Published in the Journal of Female Health Sciences , the study measured the natural breast size of about , women, between the ages of 28 and years-old, from around the world. Joining the Philippines in the list of countries with a smaller cup size are our neighbors Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh and Laos. Philippines 2. Malaysia 3. Bangladesh 4. Samoa 5. Solomon Islands 6. Taiwan 7. Vietnam 8. Thailand 9.
Age-adjusted incidence rates of breast cancer vary greatly worldwide with highest rates found in the typically 'westernised' countries of North America and Europe. Much lower rates are observed in Asian and African populations but an exception to this has been reported for the Manila Cancer Registry in the Philippines. The reason for this high rate is unknown but may be associated with the change in lifestyle that has occurred in urban Manila since the s. In , a randomised controlled trial was set up in Manila to evaluate the feasibility of a screening intervention by clinical breast examination as an alternative to mammography. The cohort of , women was followed-up to for cancer incidence and a nested case-control study carried out. This aimed to evaluate the increase in breast cancer risk associated with known risk factors. We found no association with excess body weight, height, use of exogenous hormones or alcohol consumption. From this study, the recognised "classical" risk factors do not fully explain the high breast cancer incidence in Metro Manila, especially when compared to other urban Asian populations. We conclude that it is too simplistic to ascribe the high risk to 'westernisation'.
Uploaded on the web as a PDF document, the page supposedly scientific report indicates page-by-page that it was published in The Journal of Female Health Sciences. Also, nowhere on the web could the name of that journal be independently found except in the citation itself for that study. There are several telltale signs that it is spurious. Chandler, Megan A. Mason, Chennan B.
Khan, Jennifer E. Lindsay, Richard M. Sandler, and Liu G. Wong—are apparently also fictitious along with their respective academic or research institutions. Based on my subsequent fact-checks, I am now practically certain that the supposed research study is spurious and that several media outlets here and abroad have been misled into thinking that it is authentic.
I, therefore, believe that it should not be accorded the level of credence it is getting. I also strongly suggest that a retraction of the stories about it by all the Philippine media outlets concerned be undertaken in the interest of honest and truthful journalism. Visit me on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter J8Carillo. Sign in. Log into your account. Forgot your password?
Password recovery. Recover your password. Get help. Wednesday, March 11, July 15, Op-Ed Columns. Lito Monico C. Lorenzana - March 11, 0. I HAD the privilege of an audience with the president-elect in Davao City for a courtesy call scheduled at a.