CLAIM: Breast implants slow down the speed of a bullet

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A new research report is claiming breast implants can actually benefit women in more ways then one.  In addition to providing someone with their desired chest size, they can slow down gun bullets, according to the science magazine New Scientist.

Researchers say bullets travel 20 percent less far when shot into the implants, potentially stopping damage to the vital organs.

One person claims the only reason why they remain still alive today is because of their surgically enhanced boobs.

Canadian woman Eileen Likness, was shot in the chest by her ex-boyfriend. She said the implants absorbed the brunt of the force from the bullet, therefore lessening her chances of a fatal demise.

Researchers at University of Utah conducted an experiment that examined the damage of bullets shot into a synthetic gel similar to human tissue in order to see whether a breast implant could slow it down.

They discovered that implants affected the shape of the bullets, making them flatter and wider. Thus, increasing their drag force and slowing them down.

However, other experts believe that breast implants will not save your life. They argue it can have the opposite effect and cause severe complications.

Australian Dr. Anand Deva of Macquarie University, said he has treated one patient with ruptured implants after being shot.

He expressed his doubts to New Scientist magazine by saying, “It’s an interesting idea, but it would be a stretch to say they could replace bulletproof vests.”

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