Women unhappy with size of their breasts are ‘less likely to check for cancer’

British woman are the most unhappy with the size of their boobs (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

(Natalie Morris/ MetroUK) — Women who are unhappy with their breasts are far less likely to check them for potentially dangerous lumps and changes, according to a new study by Angela Ruskin University.

The study – that looked at 18,000 women across 40 countries – also revealed that women in Britain are most likely to be unsatisfied with the size of their breasts. Which puts them at risk of not spotting cancer.

More than two-thirds of women in the study were unsatisfied with the size of their breasts. Just 29% said they were ‘happy’ while 48% want bigger boobs and 23% want them to be smaller.

Women in Britain had a greater desire on average for bigger boobs than any other nationality. The study found that breast size dissatisfaction is associated with poorer psychological wellbeing – including lower levels of self-esteem and happiness. (…)

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