I read that Bra's can cause breast cancer, surely
this is not true?
Actually, there is some fairly compelling research
which does suggest that restricting the flow of Lymph
fluid around the breasts (as caused by wearing a bra
many hours a day for years on end), can cause the
onset of breast disease or even breast cancer. Don't
let this worry you however, the simple answer is to
get out of your bra when ever possible, i.e. evenings,
weekends when on free-time, holidays, etc.
The group of
women found to be most highly at risk were those who
wore their bras for over 12 hours a day or who additionally
wore a bra to bed!
OK, what is Lymph Fluid then?
Basically, the Lymph system works 'twenty four
seven' removing toxins from your body which would
otherwise be stored in body tissues, eventually causing
problems. If the lymph fluid and glands are restricted
they are not going to be able to do their job properly. Unlike
your Blood, Lymph fluid relies on the free movement
of your body to circulate as their is no pump or 'heart'
to pump it around.