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To wear a bra or not…that is the question! Do you wear a bra for esthetic or health reasons? There is actually a “National No Bra Day” that occurred on October 13th; the point of this nutty sounding day had the serious purpose of promoting breast cancer awareness and raising funds for research.
Speaking of research, a study was done by Jean-Denis Roullion, a French Sports science researcher. The thinking has been that wearing a bra provides the support necessary to prevent sagging and to promote overall breast health. He conducted a 15-year longitudinal study on the effects of wearing a bra on 330 women, between the ages of 18 to 35.
He concluded from his findings that wearing a bra actually did not benefit breast support, and conversely found a 7mm lift in the areola of women who went BRALESS. He interpreted this finding as indicative of bras causing the negative effect of reducing both circulation and breast tone over time, causing sagging in young women.
A doctor who was not part of this research study, hypothesized that not wearing a bra may allow the breast to naturally increase collagen production and elasticity, which could be hampered by bra usage. In the video below, this study is discussed. More research on a larger sample of women needs to be done, that controls for breast size, before any final conclusions can be drawn. Let us know what you think after watching the video.
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