Study Examines Breastfeeding and Risk of Maternal Diabetes, Hypertension

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: To examine if breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of maternal diabetes or hypertension, six studies with more than 200,000 participants were combined in this systematic review and meta-analysis.

Authors: Haitham M. Ahmed, M.D., M.P.H., of AdvantageCare Physicians in New York, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.13401)

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