The truth behind the viral image of milk ducts in female breasts: What the anatomy is actually like

Articles Apr 29, 2019 09:42

According to ABC News, the image first went viral on the internet in 2016 and is actually inaccurate and is a screenshot from an iPad application.

The truth behind the viral image of milk ducts in female breasts: What the anatomy is actually like

A picture of female breasts anatomy has been going around the internet on social media and other websites and is leaving people amazed at the brilliance and beauty of it. Various people have found the picture extremely interesting which forced them to share it with their friends and followers on social media. However, according to recent reports, the picture is inaccurate and false.

According to ABC News, the image first went viral on the internet in 2016 and is actually inaccurate and is a screenshot from an iPad application. The image shows milk ducts as almost flower-like structures, even and muscular, while the reality of the female breasts is much different than this. 

What is the actual anatomy of the female breasts?

The breasts contain mainly of three parts – the main breast, the areola – which is the skin around the nipple, and the nipple itself. The growth of the breasts in the female is guided by estrogen at the time of puberty. The size of the breasts changes due to the hormones in the body and the breasts are usually bigger during pregnancy. The female breasts also contain milk glands or the mammary glands that produce breast milk for babies.

The truth behind the viral image of milk ducts in female breasts: What the anatomy is actually like

Picture credits: ABC News

The female breasts cannot contain muscles that form the flower-like structure present in the viral image as the breasts do not contain any skeletal muscles. According to a female reproductive biologist, professor Christopher Murphy from the University of Sydney School of Medicine, and as reported by the ABC, the picture is “highly diagrammatic and symmetrical.”

The milk ducts are also not as evenly distributed as shown in the image and social media might have tricked us into believing something inaccurate about our own bodies.

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Source: https://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/the-truth-behind-the-viral-image-of-milk-ducts-in-female-breasts-what-the-anatomy-is-actually-like/408494

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