No Link Between Bras and Breast Cancer, According to Study

No Link Between Bras and Breast Cancer, According to Study
bras and breast cancerResearchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) conducted a population-based, case-control study to understand whether the use of bras by postmenopausal American women could be linked to breast cancer development. Even though rumors exist about this possible link, there is a scarcity of credible scientific studies addressing this issue. In the study entitled “Bra Wearing Not Associated with Breast Cancer Risk: A Population-Based Case–Control Study” and published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention journal, the researchers designed a population study in the Seattle–Puget Sound metropolitan area, comparing 454 invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) cases and 590 invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) cases diagnosed between 2000 and 2004 with 469 control women between 55 to 74 years of age. Information regarding bra-wearing habits and other breast cancer risk factors was registered trough direct interviews. The team found that no aspect of bra wearing, including bra cup size, recency, average number of hours per day worn, wearing a bra with an underwire, or age first began regularly wearing a bra, was linked to increased risks of developing either IDC or ILC bre
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