Breastfeeding Does a World of Good for Women’s Weight

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 12, 2012 at 9:19 AM Women Health News
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A recent exhaustive study on 740,000 post menopausal women has revealed the strong connection between breastfeeding and long-term weight.

Mothers who breastfeed, cut their risk of obesity with the benefits extending to nearly three decades after child-birth.
 Breastfeeding Does a World of Good for Women’s Weight
Breastfeeding Does a World of Good for Women’s Weight

Professor Dame Valerie Beral, director of the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at Oxford University, said: "Our research suggests that just six months of breastfeeding by UK women could reduce their risk of obesity in later life. A 1% reduction in BMI may seem small, but spread across the population of the UK that could mean about 10,000 fewer premature deaths per decade from obesity-related conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and some cancers."



Source: Medindia

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