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Bras and Breast Cancer Risk

Bras and Breast Cancer Risk
Cultural factors can influence how our bodies work. Some lifestyle habits lead to illness.

Bras hold the "girls" up and smooth out the silhouette of clothing. However, changing the shape of the breast means constriction. This constriction inhibits proper development of the lymphatic system, which is responsible for circulating out toxins and dead cells.

You don’t need a bra. Take a month off and see how your body feels. If you feel uncomfortable letting your breasts be free, you might opt for a tank top or sports bra.

Listen as Dr. Sydney Ross Singer joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to discuss what bras can do to the breasts and your overall health.


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Featured Speaker:
Sydney Ross Singer, PhD
Dr. Sydney SingerSydney Ross Singer is a medical anthropologist, author, and Director of the Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease. With a background in anthropology, medicine, biochemistry, and medical humanities, Sydney is a pioneer of applied medical anthropology, examining the cultural causes of disease.

While his research addresses many culture-caused diseases, he became involved in the field of breast cancer in 1990 when his wife, and co-researcher, Soma Grismaijer, discovered a lump in her breasts. They went on to perform the world’s first study on the link between breast cancer and bras, described in their classic book, Dressed to Kill.

For the past 25 years, Singer and Grismaijer have been warning women about the hazards of bra usage. Their discovery of the bra-cancer link, verified by other studies internationally, has inspired new bra designs, the current bra-free movement, and a new direction for breast cancer research.