Last Monday new research presented at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. noted that breast-fed babies are...
Last Monday new research presented at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. noted that breast-fed babies are less likely than bottle-fed infants to develop certain cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors later on in adulthood. Heart study points include:
  • Breast-feeding during infancy is associated with a lower body-mass-index and a higher average (HDL) "good" cholesterol.
  • Low BMIs and high HDL protect against heart problems.
  • The rates of higher HDLs are dramatic. Breast-fed infants once middle aged have an average of 55% higher chance of having high level HDLs than their non-breast-fed peers.
More information Learn more about heart disease from The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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