TITLE

Healthy Advantage

AUTHOR(S)
K.D.; Harrar, Sari
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Prevention;Jun2003, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p162
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Breast milk contains antibodies that protect babies from dangerous infections. But new research points to other health benefits. A British study discovered that bad LDL cholesterol was lowest in adults who were breastfed as infants. The researchers speculate that breast milk may 'program' the body to digest fats more efficiently. Research in Germany found that the risk of childhood obesity may drop 35 percent if babies breastfeed for 3-to-5 months.
ACCESSION #
9709373

 

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