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Breast-feeding may prevent breast cancer [link]

by Scrvpvlvs
Sep 27, 2004 6:45 PM–

Breast-feeding may modestly reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.

Women who breast-fed for a total of six years or more (all children combined) over the course of their lives had as much as a 63% decrease in breast cancer incidence compared to women who never breast-fed.

Out of 31 studies, more than half reported that women who breast-fed had a decreased risk of developing breast cancer (ranging from 10%-64%) compared to women who never breast-fed. The rest of the studies reported that breast-feeding had no influence on the risk of developing breast cancer. (Breast-feeding and the Risk of Breast Cancer, Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors in New York State)

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