Lactation Benefits the Mother Years Later

Obesity-related diseases are a growing concern around the world. Based on the Million Women Study in Britain, researchers have found that mothers who had not breast-fed had significantly higher BMI scores than those who did. Those who breast-fed for more than 6 months had the greatest weight reduction. While not proving casuality, this study adds…

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Pre-menopausal Breast Cancer and Breast-feeding

A number of observational studies suggest that breast-feeding reduces pre-menopausal breast cancer risk, but large prospective studies have been lacking until now. Using a cohort of the Nurses' Health Study II, investigators report that women who had a first-degree relative with breast cancer and ever breast-fed had a lower risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer compared to…

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