Breastfeeding could delay breast cancer
Posted at: 08/15/2013 6:37 AM
Mothers who breastfeed could possibly delay being diagnosed with breast cancer.
A study of more than 500 breast cancer patients finds those who breastfed for more than six months were diagnosed with the disease much later in life as long as they didn't smoke. Mothers who smoked and breastfed were diagnosed at a younger age.
As part of the study researchers also considered other factors such as family history, obesity and alcohol use.