Myth debunked: Bras do not increase breast-cancer risk


A new study found that women who wear bras more frequently do not increase their risk for breast-cancer.

The study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomakers & Prevention found that among 1,500 women, there was no association between bra wearing and breast-cancer risk.

The study authors asked women with and without breast cancer nearly every conceivable question about their lingerie — cup size, how many hours they wore their bras per day, how many of their bras contained underwire, how old they were when they started wearing a bra — and found that none of the factors were associated with cancer.

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