Use of bras for women considered to be an obligation to maintain health and support the breasts. But according to a study in France, wearing a bra actually makes easy sagging breasts.
Drawn backward, women have started using bra since ancient Greece. Starting from corsets, breast support with low back, until the modern bra elastic.
Modern brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob, a socialite who makes underwear for one of her nightgown. Bra popularity increased during World War I because most women felt the need a practical tool that is used in the workplace.
In addition to its function as the support of the breasts, the bra is also designed to make the wearer look sexy even make small breasts look more protruding.
Jean-Denis Rouillon, professor of the University of Besancon, France, conducted research on the effects of the breast bra. According to him, real women do not need to wear a bra because it is dangerous for breast health as it makes “the twin hill” it’s easier slack, and even increase the risk of back pain.
Research conducted Rouillon involved 330 women aged 18-35 years. A total of 50 people were asked to not wear a bra. The researchers then performed anatomical measurements to determine if there is a change orientation using specially shaped measuring calipers.
“Medically, physiological, and anatomical breast not benefit from defy gravity. Fact, sagging breasts make your breasts easily,” said Rouillon.
In particular, he shows what happens if a woman does not wear a bra. In one year, an increase of about 7 mm nipple and breast are also more supple. Streaks like stretch marks on the breast is also somewhat disappeared.
One of the study participants were aged 28 years who was not named, said he had not used the bra for 2 years.
“There are some benefits that I feel, that is breathing easier, rare back pain, and the body feels lighter,” he said.
Back pain has long issue related with large breast size and improper use of bra. Correct posture is also very important to prevent back pain, either when wearing a bra or not.
Rouillon said he was confident culture that makes women think wearing a bra as a liability is the wrong thing. Even so, he said not all women benefit from not wearing a bra.
“Women aged 45 years and over will not get meaningful benefits if they decide to no longer wearing a bra,” she said.