Front page blurb in yesterday’s Globe and Mail:
Breast Size and Diabetes
“A new Canadian study suggests women with a bra size of D or larger are five times more likely to develop diabetes than women with an A cup.”
Serious subject matter and I read the entire article. However, I confess I was prompted to do so because upon reading the blurb, my first thought was purely one of self interest. “Where do I fit (literally) into the study as a size B?”
(I have no problem admitting my bra size. What the hell does it matter? If I was a double or triple D, perhaps I would be a tad more circumspect – although I’m not sure why.)
And the article did address the B cup issue.
“Women with B and C cup sizes - the most common - saw their risk increase concomitant to cup size.”
Okay, so I’m in the most common category but I caught a bit of a break for being there.
I also learned another interesting fact – how bra cup size is measured.
“Bra cup size is traditionally determined by measuring the horizontal chest circumference just under the breasts, adding five inches and subtracting the total from the circumference at the fullest part of the breasts. A net difference of one inch is equivalent to an A cup, and four inches is a D cup. Cup size also provides a reasonable approximation of breast volume and hence amount of fat.”
I had to read that three times before figuring out exactly what to do. And I don’t plan on doing it. I am not a fan of measuring tapes touching my body nor of math. It also seems like a lot of work.
I’m just going to go with what fits and trust the lingerie department’s sizing.
And be very grateful to even have my “B” buddies. Many women no longer do.
Ladies, do check out the article – both for yourselves and for your daughters.