Cuts moms' Alzheimer's risk by 2/3

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Cuts moms' Alzheimer's risk by 2/3
Tue, 08-06-2013 - 4:37pm

Breast-feeding cuts moms' Alzheimer's risk by 2/3

Amazing news for moms who breast-fed: All that hassle was worth it — not just for your baby (who will likely have a higher IQ), but for you as well. A new Cambridge University study suggests that women who breast-feed can cut their risk of Alzheimer's disease by up to two-thirds and calls the link "highly significant."

Those overly precious attachment parents might have the last laugh yet, as the benefits seemed to increase with longer periods of breast-feeding: Women who breast-fed for a year were found to have about a 20 percent lower risk of developing the disease as someone who had breast-fed for only four months.