Scientists Have Just Told Women To STOP Wearing Bras. Here’s Why
October 13th is a day when NO Bras are worn! For real! It’s called National No Bra Day, invented by those who promote breast cancer awareness and help raise money for research. Clearly, a bunch of ladies with no bras on will bring enough attention to the cause but who knew that wearing bras could actually be bad for our breasts?
Bras are intended to keep women “in place” and if you’re an active woman with large breasts, this can be a good thing. It’s hard to move around when every move that you make is emphasized by your breasts’ corresponding movements. However, according to sport science researcher, Jean-Denis Rouillion, a professor at the University of Franche-Comte in the town of Besancon and his 15 year study of the effect of bras on 330 women between the ages of 18-35 years, wearing a bra from early age did nothing to support the chest, reduce back pain or prevent premature sagging.“Medically, physiologically, anatomically, breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra.” Oh no!
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The researchers now believe that we lack a development of supporting breast tissue when we wear a bra and that without one, we would gain more tone to support our breasts. The women who stopped wearing bras during this study had a 7-millimeter lift in their nipples when compared to a regular bra user. Yay! It seems that we do have some control over the way our breasts look over time. They claim that bras could also hamper circulation and reduce the overall tone of our breasts.
“For younger women, not wearing a bra will lead to increased collagen production and elasticity, which improves lift in a developing breast,” said Dr. Stafford Broumand.
However, as mentioned earlier, women wear bras for other reasons besides reducing the sag of their breasts. Mostly they are worn to keep our breasts from moving around and distracting those around us. Bras are an important article of clothing used to cover us up more thoroughly. However, it appears that this is to our detriment and that maybe we should reconsider burning them.