Breastfeeding reduces the risk of heart disease in mothers

Researchers from University of Michigan suggest that breastfeeding can reduce the risk of heart disease in mothers with normal blood pressure

Assessing the health of nearly 700 women 7 to 15 years after their pregnancy the results show that women who had breastfed their babies for at least six months had significantly higher levels of HDL (“good” cholesterol), lower triglycerides and healthier carotid artery thickness compared to the women who did not breastfeed at all. However, this benefit did not apply to women who had high blood pressure already during pregnancy.

Read the research article here.

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