Breastfeeding and obesity among schoolchildren: a nationwide longitudinal survey in Japan.

@article{Yamakawa2013BreastfeedingAO,
  title={Breastfeeding and obesity among schoolchildren: a nationwide longitudinal survey in Japan.},
  author={Michiyo Yamakawa and Takashi Yorifuji and Sachiko Inoue and Tsuguhiko Kato and Hiroyuki Doi},
  journal={JAMA pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={167 10},
  pages={919-25}
}
IMPORTANCE Although it is suggested that breastfeeding is protective against obesity in children, the evidence remains inconclusive because of possible residual confounding by socioeconomic status or children's lifestyle factors. Most of the participants in the previous studies were children in Western developed countries, so studies in a different context are awaited. OBJECTIVE To examine the associations of breastfeeding with overweight and obesity among schoolchildren in Japan, with… CONTINUE READING
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