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quote:Also, women of higher economic status have higher breast cancer rates, and one would expect that they would wear their bras more hours per day.
quote:* women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer (in their study, n=2056 for the cancer group and n=2674 for the standard group).
quote:Originally posted by rosyHmm, does anyone know what the correlation data are between breast size and cancer?Because I would expect to see (OK, anecdotally among my friends, I know that I do see) much lower levels of bra wearing among women with smaller breasts relative to women with smaller breats, beause the larger the breast the more their waving about is liable to cause discomfort. Also, why on earth would you wear a bra in bed? The point of a bra is surely that it reduces uncomfortable wobbling, which I'd have thought was a minimal issue whilst sleeping... quote:* women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer (in their study, n=2056 for the cancer group and n=2674 for the standard group).No, if the cancer: non-cancer ratio is 2056:2674 then 3 out of 7, not 3 out of 4, women got breat cancer. Is that your typo or did you quote it from somewhere (a typo is fair enough, if yours... if it came from a site setting itself up as a source of information it'd be pretty deeply unimpresive).Oh, also, do you know if this is a published research paper? If so do you have a reference for it? Or failing that a link, say to their research group's website or whatever?
quote:Originally posted by Andrew K FletcherSyd Singer is a friend of mine, who has done some amazing research. He has written a book on this subject, aptly named "Get it off", His logical approach to lymph drainage and an inevitable cause of toxin build up where the wire from the bra is pressing tight against the skin sounds plausible. Furthermore, one only has to look for evidence in non-bra wearing populations to see if there is a correlation between breast cancer and the under-wired bra.I am sure Syd would love to hear from you guys and girls.http://www.selfstudycenter.org/about.htm [nofollow]"The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct."K.I.S. "Keep it simple!"