Thursday, 29 June 2017

Breastfeeding for a year also reduces a mother's chances of heart disease and stroke later in life by nearly 10%

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Breastfeeding for a year reduces a mother's chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke later in life, according to new research.

A study found that the longer a mother breastfeeds, the greater the cardiovascular health benefit appears to be.

Previous studies have suggested that mothers get short-term health benefits from breastfeeding, including weight loss and lower cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose levels after pregnancy. But the long-term effects of breastfeeding on the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases in mothers are unclear.

Now a new study has found that women who breastfeed for 12 months have nearly a 10% lower risk of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke later in life.


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