Breast-feeding may avert cancer!

August 12, 2009 at 2:13 am | Posted in Kindermusik | Leave a comment
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Study finds lower risk of early-onset breast cancer for those with a family history.

Women who have a family history of breast cancer could reduce their risk of developing early onset of the disease by 59 percent if they breast-feed their babies, scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill and other centers reported Monday.

The current research offers the strongest evidence yet that breast-feeding is a powerful cancer-prevention tool among high-risk women, specifically younger women who have not gone through menopause.

The benefit, which is more effective than taking a preventive regimen of the anti-cancer drug tamoxifen, appears to occur even when women breast-feed for a short period.
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