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Monday, October 24, 2011

Diabetes and breast feeding

Babes and women may be secure against acquiring diabetes disease by breast feeding, according to new research. This current study states that the longer women breastfed, the lower their risks of developing diabetes.

Diabetes as a medical trouble characterised by changing or persistent advanced blood glucose levels, particularly due to eating, is a severe disease which symptoms are similar to all types of diabetes.

Breast feeding is when a adult female or woman feeds a baby or a young child with milk produced from her breasts. The best method of feeding a baby is breast milk, as experts say, that is if the mother does not have transmissible infections.

Though analysis are not conclusive, researchers explain that breast-feeding could change metabolism of female parent* which may help keep blood sugar levels stable and make the body more sensitive to the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin.

This hypothesis is based on some evidence that show that in rats and humans blood sugar level is low when breast feeding than when not.

According to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, women who breast-fed for at least one year were about 15 per cent less likely to develop diabetes type 2 than those who never breast-fed. For each additional year of breast-feeding, there was an additional 15 per cent decreased risk.

A total of 157,000 nurses participated in the new study. They answered periodic health questionnaires and were followed for at least 12 years. During the study, 6,277 participants developed type 2 diabetes.

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