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Dressed To Kill: The Link between Breast Cancer and Bras
Apr 29, 2014
Do Bras Cause Breast Cancer?
Original published on Apr 29, 2014
This research suggests that women who wear bras for more than 12 hours a day may be more likely to get breast cancer. Much more? Find out why from Sydney Ross Singer, co-author of Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras. While some major organization refute the research as faulty, you can be the judge.
Dressed To Kill by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer
Singer and Grismaijer have collected striking (but preliminary) evidence that bra-wearing may be a major risk factor associated with breast cancer: women who wear tight-fitting bras 24 hours a day are 125 times more likely to have breast cancer than women who do not wear bras at all. Their interpretation is that tight clothing inhibits the proper functioning of the lymphatic system (an internal network of vessels and nodes that flushes wastes from the body) and leads to a buildup of carcinogenic compounds in the constricted areas.
Although it must be emphasized that their studies are preliminary, still controversial, and definitely need to be followed up with detailed analyses of correlative factors (do these women have higher rates of smoking? do they have less-healthy diets?), this book should be read by anyone concerned about breast cancer. Possibly a very important book that could save many lives.
Book Reviews: Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras
by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer
Reviewed by Cindy Pearson and Adriane Fugh-Berman
Reviewed by Virginia Soffa, M.Ed
Cindy Pearson is Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network.
Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman is chairperson of the Network Board of Directors
Virginia Soffa, M.Ed. is a breast cancer activist and author of The Journey Beyond Breast Cancer: From the Personal to the Political.
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