Finally a study has come out that isn't telling us that what we like to do is bad for us! Laboratory experiments done at at UC Berkeley have shown that applying physical pressure to malignant breast cells guided them back to a normal growth pattern. So basically squeezing breasts might be a very good thing. Carry on, Captain Falcon!
Lead researcher, Gautham Venugopalan explains it this way "When we lift weights our muscles get bigger. The force of gravity is essential to keeping our bones strong. Here we show that physical force can play a role in the growth - and reversion - of cancer cells." Jensen Ackles is all like, duh! He's been on the breast -squeezing bandwagon long before it was good for you!
The study involved growing malignant breaths cells and then compressing them in the early stages of growth, until they eventually started growing in a normal way. The really cool part is that even after compression stopped the cells continued growing normally. Don't tell that to this monkey!
Professor Daniel Fletcher, had this to say: "We are showing that tissue organization is sensitive to mechanical inputs from the environment at the beginning stages of growth and development." He also added that compression might not at actually be used as therapy. LALALALALALA we can't her you Professor Fletcher!
Whatever the treatment, ANY treatment that can prevent breast cancer is a GREAT thing. And if turns out that that treatment is breast squeezing... hey all the better! I'm sure Katy Perry will have lots of people willing to sacrifice their time to help her fight the disease.
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