The National No Bra Day is on October 13th, and scientists warn women of the disadvantages of this habit, in order to raise the awareness of breast cancer.
The bra’s purpose is to keep the breasts of the woman in place, especially in the case of bigger ones. Yet, scientists found that bras actually have more negative than positive sides.
Jean Dennis Rouillion, a professor and sports science researcher at the University of Franche-Comte, conducted a 15- year research on the advantages and disadvantages of bras, and included 330 women.
The age of the women participating ranged from 18 to 35, and they have been all wearing a bra since young. Eventually, the findings of the research were shocking. Bras were found to have no role in then prevention of sagging, back pain relief or support of the chest. Actually, their effects were the opposite: it was discovered that the habit of wearing bras promoted breast sagging.
Furthermore, the nipples of women who stopped warning bras during the research were lifted by 7 millimeters at the end of the study.
Professor Jean states that bras interfere in blood circulation, so in the case of women who do not wear them, the amounts of collagen are increased, and the elasticity is improved.
Although numerous women wear bras with the aim not to distract others, apparently, not wearing them will enhance the breasts’ condition.