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Medical anthropologists Sydney Singer and Soma Grismaijer -- authors of Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras -- conducted a study
of over 4,000 women, and found that women who do not wear bras have a much lower risk of breast cancer.
Their findings included:
Women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer
Women who wore bras more than 12 hour per day, but not to bed, had a 1 out of 7 risk
Women who wore their bras less than 12 hours per day had a 1 out of 52 risk
Women who wore bras rarely or never had a 1 out of 168 chance of getting breast cancer
Ill-Fitting BraThe overall difference between women who wore their bras 24-hours a day and those who did not wear bras at all was a 125-fold
difference. Based on the results of this study, the link between bras and breast cancer is about three times greater than the link between cigarette
smoking and cancer.
Singer and Grismaijer also found that about 90 percent of fibrocystic patients improve when they quit wearing bras. Says Dr. Michael Schacter, M.D. in
his article, The Prevention and Complementary Treatment of Breast Cancer
Over 85 percent of the lymph fluid flowing from the breast drains to the armpit lymph nodes. Most of the rest drains to the nodes along the breast
bone. Bras and other external tight clothing can impede flow.
The nature of the bra, the tightness, and the length of time worn, will all influence the degree of blockage of lymphatic drainage. Thus, wearing
a bra might contribute to the development of breast cancer as a result of cutting off lymphatic drainage, so that toxic chemicals are trapped in the
breast.Constricting bras have also been implicated in the rise of benign (non-cancerous) but often painful breast cysts and lumps. Says Dr. John
After repeated bouts of inflammation, the breasts develop scar tissue in many places, and some of the milk ducts become plugged, forming cysts.
Fibrocystic breast disease, not surprisingly, is associated with a higher risk of breast cancer Many physicians and researchers now agree that wearing
a tight fitting bra can cut off lymph drainage, which can contribute to the development of breast cancer,as your body will be less able to excrete all
the toxins you’re exposed to on a daily basis. Aluminum from antiperspirants, for example, is one potentially dangerous source of toxins that can
accumulate if your lymph drainage is impaired.
A study published in the European Journal of Cancer studied factors for breast cancer such as breast size and handedness. They discovered that
premenopausal women who do not wear bras are less than half as likely to get breast cancer that those who regularly wear a bra. A study conducted by
researcher David Moth revealed that even the lightest bras place pressure on the lymphatic system.
Other research published in Chronobiology International in 2000 discovered that regular bra wearing decreases the production of melatonin, which is a
potent natural antioxidant and the hormone that regulates sleep, boosts the immune system and, incredibly fights aging. Balanced melatonin levels are
essential for the body to fight many types of cancer, including breast cancer.
These same researchers studied the indigenous populations of New Zealand and Australia. The Maoris, who are indigenous to New Zealand, are basically
fully integrated into mainstream New Zealand life and interestingly have the same chances of developing breast cancer. The aboriginals of Australia on
the other hand have not integrated into regular western society and do not regularly wear bras, and have practically no breast cancer. Japanese,
Fijians, and many women from other cultures were found to have a significantly higher chance of developing breast cancer when they began wearing
It may be interesting to note that a very small proportion of men do develop breast cancer, exactly the same amount as women who go braless!
European, Journal of Cancer 1991 ;27(2): 131-5.
Still don't believe it.Well tie a thread tightly around your little finger.SEE what happens.
edit on 28-2-2013 by beckybecky because: (no