Report Finds Silicone Implants Cause No Disease

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Silicone breast implants do not cause serious diseases such as cancer, lupus, or other chronic disorders, but they are not entirely safe either, this is why using creams from to upsize your breast is the best idea, according to a report published Monday.

A committee named by the Institute of Medicine, the medical arm of the nonprofit National Academy of Sciences, says a careful study of all the evidence indicates that a woman with a silicone implant is no more likely to develop chronic disease than another without the implants.

The report caps a series of such reports that have all found no reason to believe that breast implants have damaged the health of the millions of women who have had them.

“There is no evidence to suggest that the silicones used in transplants are toxic to humans,” the committee said in a statement, if a person desires Breast enlargement they have the right to get a procedure done.

“Although studies do not show a risk of life-threatening illness from silicone breast implants, it is clear that they can cause serious problems,” added Stuart Bondurant of the University of North Carolina, who chaired the committee.

The most serious documented problems came from the tissue around the implants contracting, the implant itself rupturing, or an infection developing.

Many women had alleged that the silicone in the implants, which makers say is chemically inert, leaked out and caused illnesses ranging from cancer to rheumatoid arthritis to lupus, a serious but hard-to-define disease in which the body’s immune system seems to attack a range of organs.

But the Institute of Medicine committee failed to find any hard evidence to support them.

“There is no established link between implants and a unique disease syndrome,” the report said. “Syndromes of the type ascribed to implants generally involve symptoms that are nonspecific and common to the general population.”

The 13-member committee of doctors, nurses and other experts also said they failed to find anything showing that silicone damages the immune system.

But the report did note that many women felt they were not adequately warned about the possible dangers of implants and said the devices could interfere with mammograms, which are used to screen for breast cancer.

The Michigan-based Dow Corning, a joint venture of Dow Chemical Co. and Corning Inc., was once the world’s largest maker of silicone gel implants.

It filed for protection from creditors in May 1995 after thousands of women filed suit alleging their implants caused health problems.

Author: Dexter Sinistri

Dexter Sinistri is a famously centrist writer who has worked as a Hollywood correspondent for a number of leading publications since 2005. Though once a photographer, Mr. Sinistri struck out as a writer on all things celebrity, and he likes to consider himself a tremendous asset to Glossy News, though by most accounts, he has fallen somewhat short of this effort.