Breasts: a natural and unnatural history

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Did you know that breast milk contains substances similar to cannabis? Or that it's sold on the Internet for 262 times the price of oil? Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. But in the modern world, the breast is changing. Breasts are getting bigger, arriving earlier, and attracting newfangled chemicals. Increasingly, the odds are stacked against us in the struggle with breast cancer, even among men. What makes breasts so mercurial-and so vulnerable?In this informative and highly entertaining account, intrepid science reporter Florence Williams sets out to uncover the latest scientific findings from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine. Her investigation follows the life cycle of the breast from puberty to pregnancy to menopause, taking her from a plastic surgeon's office where she learns about the importance of cup size in Texas to the laboratory where she discovers the presence of environmental toxins in her own breast milk. The result is a fascinating exploration of where breasts came from, where they have ended up, and what we can do to save them.
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subject_facet Breast -- Diseases -- Environmental aspects, Breast -- History, Breast -- Psychological aspects, Breast milk -- Contamination -- Environmental aspects, MEDICAL / Physiology, SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology
table_of_contents Planet breast -- For whom the bells toll -- Circular beginings -- Plumbing : a primer -- Fill her up -- Toxic assets : the growing breast -- Shampoo, macaroni, and the American girl : spring comes early -- The pregnancy -- What's for dinner? -- Holy crap : Herman, Hamlet, and the all-important human gut -- Sour milk -- An unfamiliar wilderness : periods, the till, and HRT -- The few, the proud, the afflicted : can Marines solve the puzzle of breast cancer? -- Are you dense? The aging breast -- The future of breasts.
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title Breasts : a natural and unnatural history
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title_full Breasts : a natural and unnatural history / Florence Williams, Breasts : a natural and unnatural history [electronic resource] / Florence Williams
title_short Breasts :
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topic Breast Diseases Environmental aspects, Breast History, Breast Psychological aspects, Breast milk Contamination Environmental aspects, MEDICAL / Physiology, SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology
topic_facet Breast, Breast milk, Contamination, Diseases, Environmental aspects, History, Psychological aspects