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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.