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Breast feeding and obesity: cross sectional study

In industrialised countries obesity and being overweight are the most frequent nutritional disorders in children and adolescents, and there is a continuing increase in their prevalence. Overweight children have a high risk of being overweight in adulthood and therefore are also at risk from the associated health complications such as hypertension and coronary heart disease. Since therapeutic interventions aimed at encouraging weight loss in obese children are costly and have long term success rates that are less than satisfactory, the identification of strategies for the effective prevention of obesity is particularly attractive.

Simple strategies without potential side effects are the most appealing.
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Infant feeding and adult glucose tolerance, lipid profile, blood pressure, and obesity

BACKGROUND – It is generally accepted that breast feeding has a beneficial effect on the health of infants and young children. Recently, a few studies have shown that the method of infant feeding is also associated with cardiovascular disease and its risk factors in adult life.
AIMS – To examine the association between the method of infant feeding in the first weeks after birth and glucose tolerance, plasma lipid profile, blood pressure, and body mass in adults aged 48-53 years.
Arch Dis Child 2000;82:248-252 ( March )

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Quantifying the Benefits of Breastfeeding: A Summary of the Evidence

Natalia León-Cava, Chessa Lutter, Jay Ross, Luann Martin

The Food and Nutrition Program (HPN)
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
The LINKAGES Project
2002 June

This annotated bibliography summarizes the published literature on the following six topics related to the benefits of breastfeeding:

  • Infant morbidity because of diarrhea, acute respiratory infections, otitis media and ear infections, and other infectious diseases
  • Infant mortality because of diarrhea, acute respiratory infection, and all causes
  • Child development
  • Chronic diseases, particularly obesity, diabetes, and cancer
  • Maternal health effects, with special emphasis on breast and ovarian cancers
  • Economic benefits



The work described here attests to the enormous benefits of breastfeeding in terms of infant health, intellectual and motor development, later chronic disease risk, and maternal health.
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