Breastfed Babies May Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease in Adulthood
Breastfeeding is linked to lower inflammation levels, which predict heart disease risk in adulthood.
Breastfeeding may protect against inflammation and heart disease when babies reach young adulthood, according to researchers from Northwestern University.
Researchers evaluated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), which is a signal of inflammation and predicts increased cardiovascular and metabolic disease risk in adulthood, in nearly 7,000 young adults, ages 24 to 32. They traced the levels of CRP back to the young adults’ birth weight and how long they were breastfed...