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Breastfeeding v diabetes.

Mothers who did not breast-feed their baies were found to be at nearly double the risk of type 2 diabetes than those who breast-fed exclusively for a month and women who were never pregnant.

Dr Eleanor Bimla Schwarz looked at 1,800 mothers in a group of 2,200 women aged 40 to 78 in California.

Recent studies have shown that lactation is associated with improvements in maternal glucose metabolism, and that longer duration of breastfeeding may reduce the risk of diabetes.

Breast-feeding may also decrease visceral adiposity (which women gain in pregnancy).

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August 29, 2010 - Posted by | Diabetes, Health, Pregnancy, Success

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