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Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular, Metabolic Diseases

by Sheela Philomena on July 31, 2014 at 3:10 PM
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 Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular, Metabolic Diseases

A new study conducted by Brown School at Washington University researchers finds young adults who were breastfed for three months or more as babies have a significantly reduced risk of chronic inflammation associated with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Molly W. Metzger, co-author of the study with Thomas W. McDade, PhD, of Northwestern University, said that these findings underscore the importance of a preventive approach, including but not limited to prenatal health care and postnatal breastfeeding support

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The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Source: ANI
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