Richard A. Baxter, M.D.

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Are herbal supplements for breast enlargement safe and effective?

Could it be that natural herbal supplements are dangerous while silicone is safe? Several products have appeared over the years claiming to enlarge breasts using "safe, all natural" herbal supplements. Yet despite the marketing claims, no clinical studies have ever been published to verify either the safety or effectiveness of these supplements. An article published in the medical journal Obstetrics & Gynecology raised serious questions about both aspects. Since the intended effect of these products is stimulation of the breast tissue in a manner similar to estrogen, there is a real possibility that the risk of breast cancer could be increased. Only large scale, long-term studies could answer this question.

 

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