Is it possible that wearing a bra can actually cause cancer? Studies show that this is a very real possibility. The reason is that regularly wearing a bra prevents lymph drainage and circulation.
The lymphatic and circulatory systems are responsible for both delivering vital nutrients and clearing out toxins. When the body does not have access to nutrients or when it is under the attack of toxins, cancer may develop.
A study published in the European Journal of Cancer studied factors for breast cancer such as breast size and handedness. They discovered that premenopausal women who do not wear bras are less than half as likely to get breast cancer as those who regularly wear a bra. A study conducted by researcher David Moth revealed that even the lightest bras place pressure on the lymphatic system.
Other research published in Chronobiology International in 2000 discovered that regular bra wearing decreases the production of melatonin, which is a potent natural antioxidant and the hormone that regulates sleep, boosts the immune system and, incredibly, fights aging. Balanced melatonin levels are essential for the body to fight many types of cancer, including breast cancer.
Researchers Singer and Grismaijer observed 4,500 women and their bra wearing practices. An amazing 76% of women who wore their bras 24 hours per day developed breast cancer. Women who wore their bras more than 12-16 hours per day had a 14% chance of getting breast cancer. Less than 1% of women who wore their bra less than 12 hours per day got breast cancer, and even fewer women who rarely or never wear a bra developed breast cancer.
The same researchers studied the indigenous populations of New Zealand and Australia. Maoris are fully integrated into mainstream New Zealand life, and, interestingly, equal Caucasians in their likelihood of developing breast cancer. Many Australian aboriginal women, on the other hand, have not completely integrated into Western society and do not regularly wear bras, and have a lower rate of breast cancer. Japanese, Fijians, and many women from other cultures were found to have a significantly higher chance of developing breast cancer when they began wearing bras.