Exporting Breast Cancer, On
Bra at a Time
by Sydney Ross Singer, Medical Anthropologist
Director, Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease, Hilo,
researchers are baffled as to the cause of the increasing rate
of breast cancer in poor nations. However, according to research
that has been systematically suppressed and censored, the cause
is simple: Western fashion.
in developing nations are increasingly wearing bras, as Western
culture redefines the attire for working and professional women
in these previously bra-free cultures. The result is an alarming
increase in breast cancer incidence in these cultures, which
were previously free of this disease.
Breast cancer is a problem only in cultures where bras are
worn. Around the world, where there are no bras, there is
virtually no breast disease.
1991-93 Bra and Breast Cancer Study, published in the book,
Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras, showed
that bra-free women had about the same incidence of this disease
as men. On the other hand, wearing a bra 24/7 saw about a 3 in 4
chance of developing breast cancer.
Additional research in Fiji, where about half the women are
bra-free, found that, given women from the same village, with
the same genetics and diet, the women who are getting cancer are
the ones wearing bras.
Developing nations look to the West as a model for their
development. As they copy Western culture, they develop Western
increase in incidence in developing cultures is mostly in young
women, probably because many are now wearing tight bras 24/7.