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Bras might reduce melatonin and increase the risk of breast cancer
7/29/2018

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Bras might reduce melatonin and increase the risk of breast cancer
Sunday, July 29th, 2018
19:49:36 GMT

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Blog Post by Apollia, owner and administrator of Non24.Com and Non24.Org


Here's a link which probably every woman should read:

Ladies, Ditch the Bra for Your Health
July 1, 2014 from FearlessParent.org

Quotes:

"There's evidence of a relationship between bras and breast cancer"

[...]

"BRAS AND GIRDLES CAN REDUCE MELATONIN LEVELS

Japanese researchers found they can lower melatonin by 60%. Melatonin has anti-cancer properties. And Spanish researchers wrote about the use of melatonin in breast cancer prevention and treatment. (Mercola.com)

End of quotes.


Melatonin has a lot to do with sleep and circadian rhythms.

So, I wonder if that up to 60% reduction in melatonin might possibly cause some havoc with many women's circadian rhythms?


Unfortunately, occasionally going constantly braless definitely wasn't a cure for my possible Non-24.

However, I think maybe I really do sleep better when I sleep without a bra.


And I definitely think usually wearing a loose bra, rather than a tighter and more aesthetically pleasing bra, feels much better and is probably better for my health.

A "properly-fitting", nice-looking bra actually makes my boobs ache, especially when I finally take it off.


My loose bra is so loose I can easily take it off or put it on without even unlatching it.

Perhaps I'd be better off (health-wise) without even that, but, I'm just hoping it's harmless enough, since I find totally doing without a bra impractical, awkward, and worrying in a variety of ways.

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