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The Med Guru – Stare at boobs for longer life

There is a study that was just released concluding that staring at a woman’s breasts for 10-minutes a day has roughly the same physical effects as a 30-minute aerobic workout; it can prolong a man’s life by up to 5 years.

The article on “The Med Guru” reads:

Researchers at three hospitals in Frankfurt, Germany did an in-depth analysis of 200 healthy males over a period of five years. Half the volunteers were instructed to ogle at the breasts of women daily, while the rest were told to refrain from doing so.

At the close of the study, the researchers noted that the men who stared at the breasts of females on a regular basis exhibited lower blood pressure, slower resting pulse rates and lesser episodes of coronary artery disease.

I understand that I don’t know all of the information, but from these few paragraphs it seems like the conclusions are based on the wrong set of people. I know it’s standard to test the patient before they start the study, but I am wondering if they used the men that they asked not to look at the breasts as the “control group.” If so, then the data is flipped. True, the men who were asked to concentrate on breasts did have a lower blood pressure, but only compared to the men that were asked to refrain. Wouldn’t it cause a rise in blood pressure for the men who were asked to consciously avoid their eyes from breasts? The men who were asked to look at the breasts weren’t exactly asked to change their lifestyle considerably–just do more of something they probably do on their own anyway. It’s like placing a cookie jar in front of two kids and asking one to reach in once a day and the other not to reach in at all, then concluding that the one who reached in has lower blood pressure and therefore will live longer. The conclusions are inverted.


About katepadilla

I write for the Spencer Daily Reporter in Spencer, Iowa. I keep blogs lifebythebooks, Save Me, San Francisco, and Beauty and Beast Buy a House. I'm also hard at work writing a short story collection inspired by the music of Train.

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