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Monday, March 17, 2008

BREASTFEEDING

Adolescents who were breastfed more than 4 months were 50% less likely to be overweight

"Black adolescents or adolescents with less educated parents were twice as likely to [ be overweight ]... and were nearly 3 times as likely to [ be obese ]... as white individuals or those with higher educated parents," according to new study. However, those who were breastfed for more than four months were 50 percent less likely to be overweight, and 42 percent less likely to be obese. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 17, 2008 6:48 am | [0] comments

Friday, August 03, 2007

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding may reduce the risk of later obesity by 20%

Breastfeeding appears to reduce the risk of obesity later in life by as much as 20 percent. The longer a child is breastfeed, the better. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Aug 03, 2007 4:02 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding unlikely to play important role in obesity epidemic

"Although breastfeeding promotes the health of mother and child, it is unlikely to play an important role in controlling the obesity epidemic," concludes a new study from researchers at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jun 26, 2007 2:55 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding is unlikely to play a role in preventing childhood obesity

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promote breastfeeding as a strategy for reducing childhood overweight, however, breastfeeding is "unlikely to play an important role in controlling the obesity epidemic" concludes a new study from the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 25, 2007 2:14 am | [0] comments

Friday, April 01, 2005

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Children of obese mothers are 4.1 times more likely to become overweight

Children whose mothers were obese before becoming pregnant were 4.1 times more likely to become overweight than children whose mothers were of normal weight according to a study from the University of Kansas in Kansas City, Kansas. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 01, 2005 3:27 am | [0] comments

Friday, March 04, 2005

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding protects against obesity in infancy

The longer infants breastfed, the less likely they are to have an elevated weight gain by the age of two according to a study from Germany. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Mar 04, 2005 8:46 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Breast-feeding reduces the risk of childhood obesity by 22%

Breast-feeding reduces the risk of childhood obesity by 22 percent according to a meta-analysis of nine studies that included more than 69,000 people. Four studies also reported a dose-dependent effect of breast-feeding duration on the prevalence of obesity, that is, the longer a child is breast-fed, the less likely it is that they will become obese. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 18, 2004 9:02 am | [0] comments
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