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Bras do more harm than good, study claims

Bras may do more harm than good says a French study Bras may do more harm than good, says a French study.

French scientists have something they want to get off their chests — wearing a bra can do more harm than good.

Despite years of advice that a good supportive bra was vital, the research team at the University of Besancon, in the east of France, completed a 15-year study of thousands of women that suggested that going bra-free might be better for a woman's back health — and might actually prevent dreaded boob droop.

Researchers said wearing a bra was perhaps little more than vanity and there was no good reason to "deny breasts gravity."

Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon said: "Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity.

"On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra."

He said there was no evidence a bra eased back pain and could, in fact, add to the problem.

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