Breast Development without Estrogen?
It is usually assumed that breast growth is closely related to oestrogen levels in the body, so those wanting to firm up their breasts often try phytoestrogen supplements. Whilst these are still a valid source of phytoestrogens, new research seems to suggest that breast growth can also be stimulated even when no estrogen is present in the body but the diet is rich in 10, 12 conjugated linoleic acid (or 10, 12 CLA). Conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) consist of at least 28 different forms (isomers) of the fatty acid known as Linoleic acid. Linoliec acid is mainly found in meat and dairy products of ruminant animals, such as cows and sheep. Conjugated forms of Linoleic acid are where there are at least two double bonds in the molecule, with only a single bond between them.
Evidence seems to suggest that taking CLA stimulates the mammary ducts to grow. There seems to be a correlation between breast development at an earlier age and rising obesity levels, perhaps due to increased intake of meat and eggs. It certainly does seem like the kids today are bigger, taller and more developed than a few decades ago. Diet has changed in these times with the rise in fast food outlets, who mostly sell beef burgers. Beef is an excellent source of CLA.
Therefore for managed breast growth one wonders whether increasing the intake of meat and eggs could increase breast size. As long as care is taken not to increase fat levels in the diet to a level that increases the risk of obesity, it may be worth a try for those wanting to firm up and increase their breast size.
Any thoughts welcome. Thanks for reading