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Monday, August 8, 2016

Study Shows That Wearing a Bra Can Damage Lymph Nodes and Contribute to Breast Cancer

Women have been wearing bras since at least the 1900s. It has been a common practice among women to support their breasts with bras. Little did women know, however, that wearing a bra can actually lead to breast cancer!

How wearing a bra can be dangerous

According to a study done in 1978 in California, there is a link between breast temperature and bras that is associated with breast cancer. The key is breast temperature. Wearing a tight-fitting, confining bra can increase the temperature of the breasts, and increased breast temperature is associated with breast cancer.

The research indicated that the heavier the breasts, the greater the support, and the higher the temperature of the breasts. In other words, women with heavier breasts wearing more confining bras are at greater risk for breast cancer than women wearing less confining bras or no bra at all.

In 1995, a book written by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer, a husband and wife medical anthropologist team, entitled Dressed to Kill, claimed that tight-fitting bras trap toxins in the breast tissue which can cause cancer. Although the book was quite controversial, other statistics show that wearing a bra will result in a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer, and that the less you wear a bra, the more you will decrease your chance of developing breast cancer.


While it's difficult to make a decision based on so many conflicting reports, the good news is that there are alternatives to wearing confining, tight-fitting bras. They include camisoles, sports bras, and bralettes, all of which provide both support and comfort without wires and tons of constraining and uncomfortable material.

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