Bras are responsible for sagging breasts, scientists say

12 Apr 2013, 06:40
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Bras are responsible for sagging breasts, scientists say

Scientists in France found that bras give no benefit at all in “denying breasts gravity” and claim the underwear is just a “false necessity”.


The research suggests wearing a bra could actually be sending our busts southwards, and does little to ease back pain.


Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, from the University of Besancon, led the 15-year study into women’s breasts.


He said: “Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. “On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra”.


Professor Rouillon spent years using a slide rule and caliper to measure changes in the orientation of the breasts of 130 women.


He carried out his research at the University Hospital in Besancon.


Capucine, a 28-year-old participant in the study, swears by the results - and has not worn a bra for two years.


She said: “There are multiple benefits: I breathe more easily, I carry myself better, and I have less back pain”.

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  • Ted Obrien

    Studing boobs for 15 years, and get paid for it? damn, I'm wasting my life

    13 Apr 2013 in 15:45
  • Marek Spilak


    15 Apr 2013 in 13:53
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