October 13th is the “National No Bra Day” and was created in order to raise breast cancer awareness and money for further research on the matter. Some women are pro bra, while other are against wearing them. But recently, a scientist came to a shocking discovery which will make you wonder if you should ever put on a bra again!
Bras under fire
A recent study discovered that bras are harmful and provide no benefits at all. Jean-Denis Rouillon, a sport science researched conducted a 15-year study on the effects of bras in women between 18 and 35. The results showed that wearing a bra doesn’t have any kind of impact on breast support in younger women – in fact, it has the opposing effect! Rouillon states that women who didn’t wear a bra during the study had a 7 mm. lift in their nipples, while the women who wore a bra had reduced blood circulation and reduced breast tone over time.
To burn or not to burn your bras?
The women who didn’t wear bras in the study did so by their own will. Another doctor who was not part of the study, claims that not wearing a bra could increase collagen production and elasticity of the skin, leading towards improved breast lift. The research was pretty interesting, but scientists suggest that it should be taken with a grain of salt due to the small number of participants (330 women).
According to scientists, further research on a bigger scale is needed, and we shouldn’t forget that some women wear bras for different purposes that breast support. Our advice is to wait and see results from further research before deciding on burning your bras.