Staring At Breasts Improves Heart Health For Men: The Facts And Myths Of The 'German Study'

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Does staring at breasts improve men's health? According to a German study, the answer is yes! Dr. Karen Weatherby of Frankfurt, Germany, created this provocative study with the help of 200 male outpatients. According to the study, half of the sample set were asked to look at female breasts, while the other half were instructed to refrain from doing so.

Five years later, the study published the following results: "Just 10 minutes of staring at the charms of a well-endowed female is roughly equivalent to a 30-minute aerobics work-out." According to Weatherby's findings, men that stared at breasts daily had lower blood pressure, slower resting pulse rates, as well as fewer instances of coronary artery disease.

"Sexual excitement gets the heart pumping and improves blood circulation," explains Dr. Weatherby. "There's no question: Gazing at breasts makes men healthier." "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."

We're sorry, gentlemen. The Weatherby study is a hoax. In fact, the fake study has got many outlets talking. Even MSNBC covered the topic and suggested that men that stare at breasts have a healthier heart than men that don't. That said, a story from Men's Health did try to bridge breasts oogling and health together with a somewhat scientific explanation.

Men's Health explained that looking at breasts and looking at kittens benefit your health by creating a positive mindset. Pleasant emotions can make individuals, both men and women, make better decisions about their health. In a study of 756 participants, all subjects wrote down personal health goals. One half of the subjects were frequently encouraged to think positive thoughts and make multiple self-affirmations throughout the day. 

After one year, researchers noted that one half of the patients with coronary artery disease have increased their physical activity versus 37 percent from the control group. 42 percents of those with high blood pressure stuck to their medication plan compared to 36 percent in the control group.

The study does not prove that men that stare at breasts have better heart health, but it does show positive attitude plays an important role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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