Curejoy Expert James Dudley Explains:
No, wearing an underwire bra does not increase your risk of breast cancer. If your bra is too tight or too small, the wires can dig into your breasts and cause discomfort, pain or swelling.
For years, some people have believed that wearing an underwire bra, or any bra for that matter, increased the risk of breast cancer. This belief stemmed from a study conducted in 1991 that found that premenopausal women who didn’t wear bras had a lower risk of breast cancer than women who did wear bras. However, the authors of the study reported that this link was likely due to related factors to wearing a bra, rather than the bra itself – women in the study who didn’t wear a bra were more likely to be lean, which accounted for their lower risk.
Being overweight increases a woman’s breast cancer risk – women who are overweight are more likely to have larger breasts and wear a bra. Women who don’t wear bras are more likely to be at a healthy weight. This difference in weight is possibly why this myth continues to circulate.
There has also been the specific myth circulating that wearing bras with underwire increased a woman’s risk of breast cancer due to the compression of the breast’s lymphatic system. The general medical consensus is that neither the type of bra nor the tightness of underwire has any connection to the risk of breast cancer.
In fact, new research that was published online by Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention that further confirmed that wearing a bra, no matter the fit or material, has no affect on a woman’s risk of breast cancer.
Currently, the only thing that scientists can say with certainty is that certain gene mutations can significantly increase the risk for breast cancer. Environmental factors have been linked to breast cancer prevalence, as well as hormone levels, but the research is preliminary, right now.
Rootz .. Any non cotton or silk.. bra or underwire ... With give cancer & many times women y clothes brand new & never wash these new under clothing before wearing ... These clothes that are to be worn next to thr naked body need to be washed before being worn even more underwear .. Many clothes are handled in store by many customers before they are bought home to b e worn by someone .... MY MOTTO COINED BY ME MYSELF & EYE ... IS : LETS MAKE IT CLEAR ..MAKE SURE YOU WASH ALL UNDERWEAR ..BEFORE YOU WEAR 2 PROTECT YOUR ASSETZ DOWN THERE NNM.M Even more the reason to wash be
A minimize bra can contribute to breast cancer. It displaces tissue and constrict the flow of the lymph system! Though there are several contributing causes for breast cancer, the toxins in GMO foods are a definite. Also the hormones in the dairy products you consume.
Not relevant. But I use only bra without under wire. For some reason I have red bruises under boobs with wire.
I been wearing. This type of brass. For years n some of us need that extra support all women. Dont have small breast im one of them.
I agree with Nora.. Anytime you have compression on the superficial lymphatic system, it is not able to flow, causing backup. Your lymphatic system helps to transport waste. If there is an area that isn't able to "clean" it builds up. That area is a main pathway for lymph. Just something to think about. So many things that cause cancer its amazing we are all still alive lol.
I did not read this. What strikes me is braless is 'slutty' to some people, now a bra causes cancer. Just leave women alone. Ridiculous.
Yes, "they". You said no research. Someone(s) has to do the research therefore, "they". Yes, I told others to check and conclude for themselves not just take someone's word or opinion.
"They" is the company Monsanto. Might want to research them;) linked to many nasty additives and product ingredients having counter reactions. Might want to research your own research as it is also an online link that could also be a hoax.;) my point is there are to many cancer issues with to many 'coincidences' linked to them. And that should make anyone think twice. Lori LeAnne
Ohhhh "they". I thought this was a factual-based discussion, not one involving conspiracy theories. And ummm... are you not telling others what to do as well? My reply was very polite and straight forward, flame someone else.
My point is there is nothing conclusive to substantiate links between the products mentioned and breast cancer. Could this change with additional studies, of course. But promoting hysteria and rumors is ignorant and does nothing to serve the community. If you don't want parabens in your deodorant, there are non-paraben alternatives. In this litigious society people would rather believe Internet hoaxes. Peace out.http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/causes-prevention/risk/myths/antiperspirants-fact-sheethttp://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/92/18/1469.long
I just say no to underwire bras. I'd be super happy and beyond excited ti just say no to bras forever. But I get the notion that society isn't to keen on that unfortunately ;(.
The aluminum, parabens and chemicals from deodorants and other personal care products are a major contributor to cancer.
There's sports bras with plenty of support and no wires......BOOM issue solved. NEXT! I've seen them for DD, DDD and up
That was an extremely small study of no clinical significance. The study did not compare breast tissue of non-breast cancer patients for parabens. Run along now.
Of course the research doesn't link breast cancer and deodorant. Why would "they" give us the answers of how to be chemically free and not develop any cancer?? Learn to do your own digging and connect your own pieces and not tell others what to do or what to believe! \U0001f447Lori
There is no research linking breast cancer and deodorant. Learn how to appropriately look up information and not succumb to rumors and hysteria.