Right up front, let me say that I know that my women readers are going to be mad about this post. So mad they'll want to take away my Feminist Card. Let's just keep a couple of things in mind: (1) I'm the messenger. I didn't do the alleged study below. I'm just reporting on it. So let's not shoot the messenger. (2) Knowledge is power. Now that we know about this "study," we can head the excuses for crude male behavior off at the pass.
As for my male readers, I know I'm about to be your hero. But just because some "medical study" claims looking at breasts is good for you, that does not mean that demeaning women by leering is acceptable behavior. It also does not mean that you suddenly get a pass to hang out at the strip club three nights a week (or even any nights a week). Also, Blue Cross Blue Shield isn't planning on reimbursing you for your porn collection. I called and asked. Sorry. Oh, if you're ogling some woman and she slaps you, you deserve it and you should man up about it, take responsibility, sincerely apologize, and NOT claim you were just practicing "preventative health care."
I wish I could remember how I learned of this article this morning, but I can't. All I can think of is that it must have showed up in my Twitter feed. Who tweeted it, I have no idea.
From The Med Guru:
Stare at Boobs for Longer Life: Study
by Neharika Sabharwal, December 6, 2009
Frankfurt, Germany, December 6 -- A rather bizarre study carried out by German researchers suggests that staring at women's breasts is good for men's health and increases their life expectancy.
According to Dr. Karen Weatherby, a gerontologist and author of the study, gawking at women’s breasts is a healthy practice, almost at par with an intense exercise regime, that prolongs the lifespan of a man by five years.
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."
A five-year research on 500 men
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.
Sexual desire linked to better blood circulation
The researchers declared that sexual desire gives rise to better blood circulation that signifies an overall improved health.
Weatherby explained the concept 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."
In addition, she also recommended that men over 40 should gaze at larger breasts daily for 10 minutes.
The German research is believed to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine.LMS Note: Fortunately this "study" is entirely false. According to Snopes.com, it first appeared in "that Fountain of Truth, the Weekly World News" on May 13, 1997 and then again on March 21, 2000. Sorry guys.