Breastfeeding reduces the risk of Heart Attacks Or Strokes

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The longer women breastfeed, the lower their risk of heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular disease ... We have known for years that breastfeeding is important for babies' health; we now know that it is important for mothers' health as well ...

According to the study, postmenopausal women who breastfed for at least one month had lower rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, all known to cause heart disease. Women who had breastfed their babies for more than a year were 10 percent less likely to have had a heart attack, stroke, or developed heart disease than women who had never breastfed.

Dr. Schwarz and colleagues found that the benefits from breastfeeding were long-term - an average of 35 years had passed since women enrolled in the study had last breastfed an infant ...

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