Results from a 15-year study published Wednesday conclude that bras are a “false necessity” that provide no benefits to breasts.
“Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity,” said the study’s author, University of Besançon Prof. Jean-Denis Rouillon. “On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra.”
The French study follows findings from British researchers that suggest bras might pose cancer risks.
Cardiff University Prof. Robert Mansel and Simon Cawthorn, from Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, asked 100 women to ban their bras for three months and then return to wearing one for another three months.
On average, the women were pain free more (about seven percent more) without a bra, the Daily Mail reported.
The doctors say their might be a correlation between breast pain and developing breast cancer, although they didn’t connect bras and cancer directly.
Source: The Local