From the Journals: Bras Do Not Increase Breast Cancer Risk

A recent study in the AACR’s journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention confirms that there is no increased risk for breast cancer from wearing a bra.

Lead author Lu Chen, MPH, a researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, said some lay media reports suggest that bras may contribute to breast cancer risk, possibly by preventing the drainage of waste products.

However, this National Cancer Institute-funded study of 454 women with invasive ductal carcinoma, 590 women with invasive lobular carcinoma, and 469 healthy controls found no link between wearing a bra and breast cancer.

Read the full press release, which was reported in Time, USA Today, and the Washington Post.