MOTHERS who breastfeed reduce their risk of obesity decades later, research has shown.
Childbirth and breastfeeding have significant, but opposite, effects on long-term weight, according to a study of 740,000 post-menopausal women.
Scientists found the more children a woman had, the heavier she was likely to be in later life. But average body mass index (BMI), a standard measurement relating weight and height, was lower in women who breastfed, irrespective of how many times they had given birth.
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