Suspicion surrounding tight bra’s and breast cancer initially arose as a result of a survey carried out in the USA.
The survey concluded that breast cancer rates were lower among Japanese woman; who don’t traditionally were bra’s, in comparison to American women.
According to Consultant Breast Specialist ‘Lester Barr’, Genesis & Nightingale Prevention Centre, Manchester, UK, bra’s that are worn too tightly could cause an accumilation of lymph fluid. Lymph fluid is essential to flush out waste materials and build-up of toxins away from the breasts, but bras (particularly push-up and plunge designs) may restrict this action, causing a blockage of toxins in the breasts.
At present – there is no scientific evidence that tight bra’s can cause cancer
But to be on the safe side – you may want to consider wearing a correctly-fitted bra as it can help to prevent other health issues.’Tim Hutchful, British Chiropractic Association (BCA)’ stated that wearing the wrong bra size can lead to back pain, restricted breathing, breast pain and poor posture, abrasions/chafing.