Breastfeeding found to be protective against hypertension

(HealthDay)—Postmenopausal women who breastfed more children, or breastfed for a longer duration, have a lower risk of hypertension, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in the American Journal of Hypertension.

Sangshin Park, D.V.M, Ph.D., from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, R.I., and Nam-Kyong Choi, Ph.D., from the Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea, used data from the 2010 to 2011 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to identify 3,119 nonsmoking ≥50 years old. The authors sought to examine the relationship between breastfeeding and .

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