Friday, June 12, 2020

Breastfeeding helps counteracts BMI gain in children at high risk for obesity

News Release 11-Jun-2020

For people whose genes put them at risk of becoming obese, exclusive breastfeeding as a baby can help ward off weight gain later in life. Laurent Briollais of Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto and colleagues report these findings in a new study published June 11th in PLOS Genetics.

A growing body of research suggests that babies who consume only breastmilk are less likely to be overweight as children or adults


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