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Are breastfeeding should chance of heart attack and stroke in the mother reduce

Are breastfeeding should chance of heart attack and stroke in the mother reduce

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One year breastfeeding reduces possible at a later age the risk of heart attack or stroke in the mother.

The longer a woman breastfed, the greater the health benefit seems to be, say researchers, following a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

According to the research, women who had been twelve months, breastfeeding almost 10 percent less risk of heart disease or stroke later in their life.

The study looked at researchers from Oxford University, the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking University to dates of 289.573 Chinese women with an average age of 51 years.

Chinese women give an average of twelve months of breastfeeding, while women in the west that is usually around six months.

Almost all of the women were mothers and none of them had heart disease at the beginning of the study. Eight years later there were 16.671 cases of coronary heart disease (including heart attacks) and 23.983 strokes. Compared with women who never breastfeed gave, were women, however, did have a reduced risk of 9 percent on a heart disease and a reduced risk of 8% at a stroke.

Two years of breastfeeding

Women who have at least two years of nursing, were at reduced risk of 18 percent on a heart disease and a reduced risk of 17 percent for stroke compared with women who never nursing.

It is possible for the health benefits explained by a faster “reset” of the metabolism of women after a pregnancy, said lead researcher Sanne Peters.

“A pregnancy has great influence on the metabolism of women, since they store fat for the energy needed for the growth of her baby and for breastfeeding once the baby is born.”

“Breast-feeding would be the stored fat faster and more complete elimination”, she says to the Daily Mail.

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