Science has revealed the hazards involved in wearing b ras for women.
Yesterday, October 13, was set aside as the ‘National No B ra Day’. It is a day set aside for women to let off their b ras at home in order to raise awareness for b reast cancer.
Since the emergence of b ras, it has come in handy for women across the world. While majority of them use it as a tool to look ‘firm’ and shield the boobs from dangling all around unnecessarily, a smaller divide of the woman race wear bra for other different purposes, all best known them. However, a notorious research on bras and br easts came out a couple of years ago.
According to iflscience, a sport science researcher and a professor, Jean-Denis Rouillon, conducted a 15-year research on the effect of b ras on 330 women aged 18 to 35 and the outcome was mind boggling! The research was geared towards knowing the changes that occur to the b reasts yearly when a b ra is worn regularly and otherwise, using a slide rule and a caliper.
The research opined that when a young girl wears a b ra from an early age, it does not help support the chest, reduce back pain or prevent b reast sagging, as against popular belief. “Medically, physiologically, anatomically – bre asts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. On the contrary, they get saggier with a b ra,” Professor Rouillon told France Info in an interview. According to the research, young women get toned br easts and supporting br east tissue if no b ra were used. Women who did not wear wear in the research experienced a 7-millimeter (0.3-inch) lift in their nipples compared with their other counterparts. This is because it is claimed that b ras have a way of slowing down circulation and reduce bre ast tone with time.
However, a doctor who was not a part of the research, Stafford Broumand, also confirmed the research, saying: “For younger women, not wearing a b ra will lead to increased collagen production and elasticity, which improves lift in a developing br east.”
However, the research team cautioned on drawing general conclusions from the research, saying that the women in the study are not a representative of the population as a whole.