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Breastfeeding can be an excellent preventative measure for children.
- August 16, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Today, representatives of the scientific European Community of Endocrinology presented the results of their long observational experiment regarding the identification of potentially positive aspects of breastfeeding in the context of a reduced risk of developing various diseases, in particular, cardiovascular type. It is worth noting that breastfeeding is somehow related to an increase in the amount of certain hormones produced in a woman’s body, and this, in turn, can mean an increased level of immunity and protection from the occurrence of certain systematic dangerous diseases of any type and character.
Experts have found that breastfeeding is a truly positive aspect in combating the risk of developing a heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases – primarily, according to the researchers, this is due to higher levels of prolactin, a special hormone that regulates milk production in nursing women, and also has a regulatory effect on parameters such as blood sugar, cholesterol and body weight.
Thus, by studying a consistent database of nursing women of various ages, scientists came to the conclusion that a purely statistically nursing woman – even if she was feeding a baby for a very long time – has a slightly lower threshold for the onset and development of a particular cardiovascular disease, and also any disease associated with excessively high levels of sugar and cholesterol in the blood – which are important aspects in this sense.
In addition, experts from the European Community of Endocrinology also released a fresh issue of their journal of the same name, which indicated that their results were based not only on their own observational and comparative experiments, but also on the data of many other experiments of this type. All of them, one way or another, have demonstrated that breastfeeding significantly reduces these risks.