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Long-Term Effects of Breastfeeding: a Systematic Review

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In this meta-analysis, the following long-term outcomes of breastfeeding were reviewed: blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, serum cholesterol, overweight and obesity, and intellectual performance. These outcomes are of great interest to researchers, as made evident by the number of publications identified: 60 new publications were identified since 2006.

Publisher: World Health Organization
Language: English
Format: PDF
Region: Global
Audiences: Policymakers, Program Managers
Topic Areas: Primary Care of HIV Infected & Exposed Children, Infant Feeding
Resource Type: Research Summaries and Reviews