Bras off the hook

It would have caused trouble if it went the other way, but researchers have found no support for claims that bra-wearing causes cancer.

Matching over 1,000 breast cancer patients with 500 healthy controls, the US team found nothing carcinogenic about the garment, regardless of how many hours a day a women wears one, its structure or the age of first use.

“There have been some concerns that one of the reasons why breast cancer may be more common in developed countries compared with developing countries is differences in bra-wearing patterns,” says lead researcher Lu Chen of

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