Women are better without bra – French researcher

A French researcher has suggested bras are no good and don’t prevent saggy boobs or back ache

Burn the bras, ladies, it turns out we don’t need them after all.

No, this has got nothing to do with the women’s movement. It’s according to a French researcher who appears to have spent the last 15 years measuring women’s breasts.

Is it time to say goodbye to the bra?

We kid you not.

Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon at Besançon University has been measuring the breasts of 330 women (volunteers, we’re presuming/hoping) over a 15-year period and has concluded that bras do no good either in terms of preventing sagging or back pain.

He claims his results show a 7mm difference between the breasts of women who wear bras and those who don’t. Surprisingly, those who don’t wear a bra were the group who were the average of 7mm up. Take that, gravity.

Going against all recommendations, Professor Rouillon has called the humble bra a ‘false necessity’, that actually weakens the breast-supporting muscles by removing their need to work.

Bras – they look nice but are they ‘unnecessary essentials’? ©Panache

He explains: “Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity.”

Though he does add that women who have been wearing bras for years shouldn’t now throw them out, as their bodies will rely on the support.

Of course this flies in the face of everything we’re told – that it is fundamental that we have a properly-fitted bra to prevent breasts we’ve only seen on television documentaries.

And what will happen to department stores and lingerie retailers if word gets out that bras could be an optional extra rather than back-supporting, anti-aging necessity?

Culled from Yahoo

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