Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Breastfeeding reduced CHD risk in Chinese parous women

Breastfeeding and the Risk of Maternal Cardiovascular Disease: A Prospective Study of 300 000 Chinese Women

Literature - Peters S.A.E, Yang L, Guo Y, et al. - J Am Heart Assoc 2017 [Epub ahead of print]

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In this large Chinese cohort, parous women who had ever breastfed had approximately a 10% lower risk of major CVD subtypes compared with parous women who had never breastfed. Among those who had ever breastfed, there was an inverse loglinear association between the duration of breastfeeding per child and the risk of several major CVDs, except hemorrhagic stroke. If causal, these findings suggest that interventions to increase the likelihood and duration of breastfeeding could have persistent benefits to maternal cardiovascular health.


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