Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Straight Dope

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Do bras keep breasts from sagging as you get older? I've heard reports that they do nothing at all.

— CURIOUS

Oh, bras probably do something. It's just that nobody can agree on what it is. I won't pretend to have the definitive answer, but here's what we've established so far:

1) The medical term for breast sagging is breast ptosis. One often hears that "the French have a word for it," "it" being any inscrutable aspect of daily life. If the French ever get stumped, however, ask a doctor.

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