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Evidence on the Long-Term Effects of Breastfeeding: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis

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The Department of Child and Adolescent Health, in collaboration with the epidemiology unit in the University of Pelotas, Brazil, conducted this systematic review and meta-analysis of studies to assess the association between breastfeeding and blood pressure, diabetes and related indicators, serum cholesterol, overweight and obesity, and intellectual performance. Two reviewers independently evaluated study quality, using a standardized protocol, and disagreement was resolved by consensus rating.

Publisher: World Health Organization
Language: English
Format: Web Page
Region: Global
Audience: Researchers
Literacy level: Medium
Topic Area: Infant Feeding
Resource Type: Research Summaries and Reviews