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Can staring at breasts really help the heart?

Can staring at breasts really help the heart?
Can staring at breasts really help the heart?Getty

Staring at breasts for a mere ten minutes a day can improve a man's heart health, true or false?

According to a German study that is being much discussed by the science-minded folks over at MyFoxBoston.com, and which was mentioned earlier in themedguru.com, staring at a woman's breast for just ten minutes a day improves men's heart health.

Supposedly, the study recruited 500 men; 250 men were told to refrain from looking at breasts, while another 250 men were told to look at breasts every day for the five-year duration of the project. The results allegedly showed that the men who stared at breasts had overall lower rates of heart problems, a lower resting heart rate and lower blood pressure.

Themedguru.com says that, according to Dr. Karen Weatherby, a gerontologist and author of the study, looking at women’s breasts is nearly as healthy as an intense exercise regime, and can prolong the lifespan of a man by five years.

According to themedguru.com, she added, "Just 10 minutes of staring at the charms of a well-endowed female, is roughly equivalent to a 30-minute aerobics work-out."

The researchers then declared that sexual desire gives rise to better blood circulation that signifies an overall improved health.

Weatherby supposedly explained the concept by stating, "Sexual excitement gets the heart pumping and improves blood circulation. There's no question: Gazing at breasts makes men healthy. Our study indicates that engaging in this activity a few minutes daily cuts the risk of stroke and heart attack in half. We believe that by doing so consistently, the average man can extend his life four to five years."

Therefore, the authors of the study, of course, recommend that men stare at breasts for 10 minutes a day. Strictly for medical purposes, mind you. In addition, they also recommended that men over 40 should gaze at larger breasts daily for 10 minutes.

The study results, according to themedguru.com, are to be found in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Seem to good to be true? It is.

The problem is that the "news" of this study is about as old as the internet intself. In fact, a site called Snopes.com did a good job of debunking the myth in 1999. However, the folks over at MyFoxBoston.com were apparently so busy with fact-checking their business news that they forgot to fact-check this little piece of cheesecake before they grabbed all their file footage of breasts and crammed it into this juvenile report. Apprently,they were so eager to believe this piece of fluff, that they didn't bother to use The Google.

So, not only is there no truth to the idea that looking at breasts will improve anything about a man, but the whole story of the study itself is entirely made up.

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