Breast Enlargement Cookies in Singapore

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Breast Enhancement Cookies in Singapore

A report in Singapore's Today notes a worrisome trend: teenagers and young women buying cookies sold illegally online as "food" but actually intended to enlarge breast size and firmness.

The cookies contain a plant-based phytoestrogen that is potentially dangerous and simply doesn't work as advertised despite inspiring product names like "F-Cup Cookies." Young women consume not just the cookies, but candles (yes, candles!) and teas also touted to enlarge the breast.

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Immediate side-effects are not rare. Some girls and women experience bursts of warmth and sweating not unlike a hot flash or fever.

According to Dr Jane Lim, a plastic surgeon at Singapore's National University Hospital, breast development depends on genetic, dietary and hormonal factors and continues up to age 18. During puberty, female hormones appear and increase in a coordinated manner that results in physical and sexual development. External sources of estrogen or estrogen-like compounds can interfere with these natural processes.

As adolescent girls have grown more precocious and anxious to hasten sexual development, use of breast enhancement cookies and similar products has grown trendy.

Pueraria mirifica is a common ingredient in many such products. The plant-based estrogen mimics human female hormones and can at least theoretically stimulate the development of secondary female sex characteristics like the breast.

Medical studies, however, have not documented this outcome with use of these products, most likely because the phytoestrogens are very weak and present in low concentration. While any perceived breast improvement is probably more of a placebo effect than real, the risks of stimulating cancer or interfering with normal hormone interactions remain unknown.

The Singapore Health Sciences Authority cautions the public not to risk adverse health effects and serious complications by purchasing food items carrying dubious health claims.

APSG Comment: If the young Singaporeans who use these products appear naive on first reading, they shouldn't. Thousands of unproven and untested "nutritional supplements" and food products are available for sale over-the-counter in the United States and other countries.

If the packaging on a product states in small print that the FDA has not evaluated any health claims, the manufacturer is essentially off the hook. An important key word in labeling is "promote" as opposed to "cure" or "improves." As long as an item is noted to "promote heart health," "promote anti-aging," or "promote breast health," it's legal to imply a wide variety of equally unlikely health benefits.

Don't be shocked to find these same breast enhancement cookies on the shelf at your local health food store.

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Breast Enlargement Cookies in Singapore