Breastfeeding may lower risk of MS study Says


Women with a longer history of breastfeeding may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis than mothers who skip breastfeeding or nurse for briefer periods, a new study suggests.

Researchers compared nearly 400 women with MS or its precursor, known as clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), with a similar healthy group. They found that mothers who had breastfed one or more children for a total of 15 months or longer were 53 percent less likely to develop MS or CIS than those with zero to four months of total breastfeeding.
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