Cancer Factor: Symmetry

“Symmetry has always been an important part of our biological make up… It is an indicator of health, fitness and performance”(Scutt).

Symmetry is a good measurement for body development since it provides a comparison on how a body part grows. There are many factors like hormone secretion that disturb symmetrical body development. For example, the rapid growth rate of breasts make them more susceptible to mutation. The researchers at the University of Liverpool found that symmetry can be a factor to indicate breast cancer since it can show “an individual’s ability to tolerate ‘disruptive’ hormonal variation” . Women who have less symmetrical breasts had a higher probability of developing the disease.

Source:
http://www.news-medical.net/news/2006/03/21/16809.aspx

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