No Mystery

The article was entitled:

Bra Sizes Up Three Sizes In Just Two Years, According To Study

I guess it was supposed to draw the reader in and maybe get some men excited.  It was a fluff piece.  Here is the rest of the stupidity:

 Ever have one of those frustrating bra shopping experiences? You know, the trips where you try on pair after pair but nothing really fits? It turns out, you’re not alone. In a survey conducted by British high street store Debenhams, it was revealed that 78 percent of women have been squeezing into bras that were smaller than the size they should be wearing. That’s a pretty hefty percentage of uncomfortable women…The survey also found that British busts have actually grown significantly in the past two years — three whole sizes, to be exact. Back in 2010, Debenhams reported that their best-selling size was a 34B. But, by 2012, the 34DD bras were the ones flying off the shelves the fastest. (We assume that the “boob map” will be updated accordingly.) Another interesting find was that women aren’t just physically increasing their bust size; they’re shopping to create their aspirational figures. The retailer reported that 70 percent of their bra sales this year have been for padded and push-up bras compared to 36 percent in 2010. Hey, if Sofia Vergara credits her bust for part of her fame, it might not be such a bad investment…

Ha, ha.  Really funny.  The truth of the matter is that the only reason bust sizes are getting bigger is because the human race is getting fatter and unhealthier.  Don’t get me wrong, if bra size increases were the ONLY repercussion of this fact than I wouldn’t be complaining.   But, alas, it is not and the media really shouldn’t be making light of it because once again it makes them look like complete idiots.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  4 comments for “No Mystery

  1. 2Fizz
    October 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

    An increase from 34B to 34DD isn’t due to obesity- it’s due to IMPLANTS! That 34 is the measurement under the breasts plus 5″. The letters eg “B” “DD” measure the size of the breasts themselves known as the cup size. An increase in obesity would change that 34 to a higher number like 44. The cup size would probably increase with additional weight but an increase in cup size alone indicates enhanced breat size only.

  2. Boingo
    October 19, 2012 at 1:02 am

    It turns out that the US is not the only english-speaking nation involved in the obesity epidemic. Which other ones are? All of them – except Ireland. That’s right, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand are all pretty much just as fat as we are. Why not Ireland? I’d like to know.


  3. October 18, 2012 at 3:54 am

    Sorry, Much-Afraid, that you don’t like government. In the U.S., it’s hard to say how much medical care costs because our system is such a Gordian Knot, thanks to all of the cost distortions imposed upon it by “big insurance.” As I’ve written before, here, a CT scan (three years ago — haven’t been able to afford the follow-up one my doc is after me to get for my lungs, which are filling up with scar tissue thanks to rheumatoid arthritis) costs $1,200 if you are an insurance company. If you are a “self-payer,” the cost is $3,600. Huh? Who is subsidizing whom? Doctors rarely know what diagnostic tests cost — my rheumatologist wanted me to have one that he was sure wasn’t TOO expensive — it was $1,100! After that, I always tracked down the cost, which invariably takes several days and lots of phone calls, because no one knows (and we are lectured about being good “health care consumers.” Yeah, right. If you can get the information.

  4. Pat
    October 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Wow, imagine if they hadn’t cut all those nude scenes out of “Wall-E”.

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