Sometimes it seems like your breasts change right before your very own eyes—they’re bigger at certain points in your menstrual cycle, your nipples stick out when you’re turned on, and as you age, your girls may, unfortunately, head toward your knees. “Many changes are due to fluctuating hormone levels,” says Richard Bleicher, M.D., surgical oncologist and director of the Breast Fellowship Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Other factors—diet, medications, and certain activities—can influence your dynamic duo too though. While they may not be able to predict the weather à la Mean Girls’ Karen Smith, your breasts tell you a whole lot about what’s happening in your body and your health.
| May 30, 2014