Does Breast Asymmetry Impact Mental Health?

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Asymmetrical breasts can be an embarrassment and make finding clothing awkward. But can this condition, when pronounced, impact mental and emotional health as well? According to a new study conducted by Boston Children's Hospital, it can.

The study looked at the psychosocial functioning and health-related quality of life of 59 girls between the ages of 12 and 21 who had asymmetrical breasts. Researchers found that patients with at least one cup-size difference between breasts were more prone to “borderline” issues in eating behaviors, attitudes, and social functioning. These issues were also more likely in patients with overly-large breasts.

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