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Video: Breastfeeding Lower Risk Of Ovarian Cancer - Study
Breastfeeding lower risk of ovarian cancer - study
Feeding for any length of time has been associated with health benefits. The most dramatic decrease was the likelihood of developing the most aggressive ovarian cancers.
"Madonna and Child", Lorenzo di Credi / Photo: pixabay.com
If young mothers breastfeed their baby for at least several months, they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer later in life. This was shown by a review of research published in JAMA Oncology.
Scientists analyzed data from 13 studies that looked at nearly 10,000 cases of ovarian cancer and nearly 15,000 healthy control women.
It turned out that, on average, breastfeeding at any time reduced the risk of ovarian cancer by 24% compared with no breastfeeding at all. Scientists report that the likelihood of developing the most aggressive cancers was most significantly reduced.
The longer breastfeeding was, the lower the risk of ovarian cancer was, scientists found. When fed from one to three months, it fell by 18%, more than a year - by 34%. This connection has been maintained for decades.
Scientists report that the reason for the link between breastfeeding and lower risk of ovarian cancer remains unknown.
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