Breast-Feeding Helps Mom Prevent Arthritis

May 14, 2008

A new study has shown that women who breast-feed reduce their risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that women who breast-feed reduce their risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

The study followed a total of 136 women who had arthritis, and 544 who did not have arthritis. They were all of the same average age.

It was discovered that women who breast-feed for under a year had a 25% reduced risk of developing arthritis. Women who breast-fed for 13 months or more had a 50% reduced risk.

It seems the best way for mom to prevent arthritis is to simply breast-feed.

The study has been published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.


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