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Breastfeeding reduces the risk of developing heart disease.
- May 24, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
A mother and newborn baby boy are indoors together. The mother is sitting in a chair while breastfeeding her son.
Today, representatives of the European Scientific Society of Endocrinology presented the results of their long observational experiment regarding the identification of potentially positive moments of breastfeeding in the context of a reduced risk of developing various diseases, in particular cardiovascular type. It is worth noting that breastfeeding is in one way or another associated with an increase in the amount of certain hormones produced in a woman’s body, and this, in turn, may mean an increased level of immunity and protection against the occurrence of certain systemic dangerous diseases of any kind and character.
Experts have found that breastfeeding is really a positive aspect in combating the risk of developing a heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases – first of all, according to researchers, this is due to a higher level of prolactin, a particular hormone that regulates milk production in lactating women, and also has a regulatory effect on parameters such as blood sugar levels, cholesterol, and body weight.
Thus, studying a consistent database of nursing women of different ages, scientists concluded that a purely statistically nursing woman – even if she fed the child for a long time – has a slightly lower threshold for the occurrence and development of a cardiovascular disease, and also any disease associated with excessively high levels of sugar and cholesterol in the blood – which is an important aspect in this sense.
In addition, experts from the European Community of Endocrinology also released the latest issue of their eponymous journal, which indicated that their results are based not only on their own observational and comparative experiment, but also on data from many other experiments of this type. All of them, in one way or another, demonstrated that breastfeeding a child significantly reduces such risks.