Friday, July 2, 2010

Breast implants can make you kill yourself


This is a weird post, granted, but work with me here.

On Fark, there was an article about a Peruvian lingerie model who said if her team wins the World Cup she would run around naked. They posted a modest and respectable picture of her, at right.

The Fark commentary thread had two basic opinions on this crucial issue:

1. Dude she is so haawwt

2. "A large-breasted woman running naked is not a particularly pleasant sight."

I fell into the second category. I thoroughly enjoyed the Fark comments about her giving herself two black eyes with her ridiculous boobs. This picture is just silly. She's using her own shirt as a purse, for godsakes.

But then I wondered about implant surgery, which you hear snippets about on TV - that it's either inserted under the breast or near the armpit, and is made of either saline or silicone. I wondered if they still made them out of silicone, and checked on Wikipedia. They do still use them. But I found something more interesting:

A 2007 Swedish and US longitudinal study found that women who get cosmetic breast implants are nearly three times as likely to commit suicide as other women. No notable increase was seen in the first 10 years after surgery, but 10 to 19 years after, risk was 4.5 times higher, and six times higher after 20 years, compared with the expected suicide rate.

The same study found that women with breast implants also had a tripled risk of death from alcohol and drug use. Seven studies have been made connecting breast implants to a higher rate of suicide...


Now, of course it noted that the implants themselves don't cause mental instability - just that people who are drawn to this sort of thing have issues already. But still - gives the phrase "a killer rack" a new meaning, no?


And.... worst thread ever.


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