Hey Gwyneth Paltrow, a GYN says stop scaring women about bras and breast cancer

Let’s consider real risk factors and not unnessarily scare women!

Dr. Jen Gunter

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 11.51.09 PMGwyneth Paltrow’sGOOP is the latest site to stoke false fears aboutbras and breast cancer (scaremongering being a nice touch for breast cancer awareness month – wraps up the whole October fright fest thing with a pink bow). The post is written by Dr. Habib Sadeghi, a doctor of osteopathic medicine and apparently the person who brought us the term conscious uncoupling.

Dr. Sadeghi dives right into the nonsense quoting a debunked book from 1995,Dressed to Kill, as if it were medical literature. He states that a 1991 study found that “pre-menopausal women who did not wear bras had half the risk of breast cancer when compared to bra users. ” Except that’s not what the study found. The study published in theEuropean Journal of Cancer in 1991 by Hsieh, entitled Breast size, handedness, and breast cancer risk, found the following:

Premenopausal women who do not wear bras…

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