Breastfeeding and risk of inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review with meta-analysis.

  title={Breastfeeding and risk of inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review with meta-analysis.},
  author={Eyal Klement and Regev Cohen and Jonathan Boxman and Aviva Joseph and Shimon Reif},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={80 5},
BACKGROUND It has long been believed that breastfeeding provides protection against ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. Studies designated to test this hypothesis were conducted without reaching conclusive results. OBJECTIVE The aim of this meta-analysis was to examine the role of breastfeeding in preventing inflammatory bowel disease and to summarize the evidence gathered about this subject. DESIGN A meta-analysis was performed on 17 relevant articles that were found by using MEDLINE… CONTINUE READING
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