The results of the study suggest that breastfeeding reduces the risk of ovarian cancer. Because ovulation is often delayed when breastfeeding, the researchers were able to demonstrate that breastfeeding for 20 months decreases the risk of ovarian cancer by 50%.
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Breastfeeding cuts blood pressure risk
Last updated 15:42 14/05/2013
Lei Camiling-Alfonso, MDCOMPOSTELA VALLEY, Philippines – In the aftermath of Typhoon Pablo, I had the opportunity to take part in a breastfeeding mission for the victims in an evacuation site in Compostela Valley, a province in Mindanao.
The Philippines is disaster prone, and relief work sparked my interest because of its sheer need and urgency.