Breastfeeding cuts risk of mothers dying from cancer
Breastfeeding not only support the health of the baby, but also the mother. Because if a mother who breast-feeds at least for six months, also lower the risk of dying from cancer, according to new research.
In addition to cancer, the risk of dying from heart disease and stroke also decreases by 17 percent.
As many as 380,000 people in nine European countries were included in this study. For 12 years, those who follow the advice of the World Cancer Research Fund / American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF / AICR) tends to decrease the risk of death due to illness by 34 percent.
These suggestions include maintaining a healthy weight, being active, reduce fatty foods and beverages, limit consumption of meat and alcohol, and – for mothers – breastfeeding for six months.
“There is a close connection with health advice of the WCRF / AICR and a small chance to die from disease,” said Dr. Teresa Norat, lead researcher from Imperial College London, according to the Daily Mail (27/03).
In previous research, breastfeeding for a year is also known to reduce the mother’s risk of breast cancer by 4 percent.
Research on the benefits of breastfeeding and the risk of the mother dying from cancer are then reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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