Did you hear that it might be better for women to go bra-less?
The somewhat controversial recommendation comes based on the results of a French sports doctor who had spent the last 16 years studying the breasts of 330 women aged 18 to 35. His preliminary results appear to indicate that wearing a brassiere from an early age does not, contrary to current thought, help maintain lift and firmness later in life. It seems that for young women, wearing a bra stops the body's natural suspension system from getting regular use and so it degenerates, and that young women might improve firmness by going bra-less.
The doc did offer the caveat that if you are already middle-aged it might not be such a good idea to abandon the bra at this point.
Will you (or your youthful female friends) be going go bra-less for science (and possible firmness)? Do these sorts of titillating scientific projects make you wonder how such doctors manage to apply for funding?
You can read more at http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/12/us-france-bras-idUSBRE93B0Y020130412