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May 31 st , 2007 Female Physiology Mother’s milk may hold promise for ill adults [newspaper article] Benefit to Babies: -Fights infections -Improves immune system functions -Increases intelligence -Combats obesity in later life In vitro: -Protein isolate kills cancer cells -2 nd isolate killed warts Anecdotes: -2 ½ year remission of PSA levels -15 y.o. with Chron’s diseases I. Breast Development A. Puberty 1. estrogen secreted by ovaries stimulates ducal system growth 2. progesterone causes ends of ducts to branch to form the glands (lobes) B. Menstrual Cycle Changes 1. follicular phase – soft 2. ovulation – slight enlargement 3. luteal phase – sensitive to touch and motion C. Nipple Discharge (when not pregnant or breast feeding) 1. usually caused by high levels or prolactin 2. prolactinoma – noncancerous tumor 3. intra-ductal papilloma D. Mastitus – infection 1. caused by Staphylococcus or Streptococcus 2. untreated can lead to “walling off” – abcess E. Fibrocycsic Breast
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