Breastfeeding and body composition in children: will there ever be conclusive empirical evidence for a protective effect against overweight?


An increased prevalence of childhood overweight has been observed worldwide over the past decades, which indicates the need for strategies to prevent obesity. There is some evidence that risk of obesity is primed by exposures early in life. Among other factors, breastfeeding has been hypothesized as a potential priming factor against overweight. Although… (More)
DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.110.000547


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