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the_ignored
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Posted - 05/30/2005 :  01:23:37  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message
Eeyup, apparently so! From BBC News itself.

quote:
B2Up says its Bust-Up gum, when chewed three or four times a day, can also help improve circulation, reduce stress and fight ageing.

The gum works by slowly releasing compounds contained in an extract from a plant called Pueraria mirifica.


Don't worry, there is a skeptical side to this, though!

>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.

Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 05/30/2005 :  04:29:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
Is there a gum to do the reverse, for girls who are too busty?

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filthy
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Posted - 05/30/2005 :  05:05:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
I am pleased to note that everyone hasn't gone off the deep end on this and that BBC has mentioned the skepticism.
quote:
Scepticism

Claire Williamson, of the British Nutrition Foundation, said research had suggested phytoestrogens may be beneficial in post-menopausal women in terms of reducing menopausal symptoms, and may also have beneficial effects on risk factors for heart disease and osteoporosis.

A role in breast cancer has also been suggested.

But she said research had suggested that isoflavone supplements are not as effective in managing menopausal symptoms as isoflavone rich foods such as soya.

Furthermore, consumption of isoflavones may need to be life-long in order to have beneficial effects on postmenopausal symptoms.

"So there is clear evidence of the potential health benefits of consuming isoflavone-rich foods such as soya, however consumption in the form of a gum has not been extensively studied and such products may be simply another food gimmick."

Emphasis mine.

A real benefit, or merely another pig in a poke?


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Dave W.
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Posted - 05/30/2005 :  05:21:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Pueraria mirifica. Ugh.

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woolytoad
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Posted - 05/30/2005 :  05:31:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send woolytoad a Private Message
I first read it as, "Scientist invents gun that increases bust size". If it worked I would have bought one.
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Dave W.
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Posted - 05/30/2005 :  06:44:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Hey, woolytoad, if you look at some of those "girls with guns" videos, you might get the impression that there's at least a correlation between firearm use and breast size.

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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
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Posted - 05/30/2005 :  08:29:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

Hey, woolytoad, if you look at some of those "girls with guns" videos, you might get the impression that there's at least a correlation between firearm use and breast size.
For example, Laura Croft:

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