Breastfeed 6 months = delay breast cancer by 10 years

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Breastfeed 6 months = delay breast cancer by 10 years
Sat, 08-24-2013 - 11:14am

Breastfeeding for six months can delay breast cancer onset by a decade

Breastfeeding is so protective against breast cancer that it can delay the onset of the disease by 10 years – but only among women who do so for over six months and do not smoke, new research has found.

The authors of a Spanish study of 504 female breast cancer patients aged 19 to 91, published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, say that cases of the disease could be cut dramatically if many more women breastfed.

Read more: theguardian.com