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Breast-feeding May Lower Women’s Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Marzo 30, 2017 Lifestyle

Breast-feeding may literally be good for the heart: A new study suggests that breast-feeding may lower women’s risk of heart disease and stroke.

For the study, researchers analyzed information from nearly 300,000 women in China. They found that those who were moms and had breast-fed were about 10 percent less likely to develop heart disease and stroke during the study period, compared to the moms who never breast-fed.

Although the new study cannot prove for certain that breast-feeding caused the women’s lower risk of heart disease and stroke, “these findings suggest that interventions to increase the likelihood and duration of breast-feeding could have persistent benefits to maternal cardiovascular health,” the researchers wrote in the June 21 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.