Chronic disease and infant nutrition: is it significant to public health?

  title={Chronic disease and infant nutrition: is it significant to public health?},
  author={Julie P Smith and Peta J Harvey},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  volume={14 2},
OBJECTIVE To assess the public health significance of premature weaning of infants from breast milk on later-life risk of chronic illness. DESIGN A review and summary of recent meta-analyses of studies linking premature weaning from breast milk with later-life chronic disease risk is presented followed by an estimation of the approximate exposure in a developed Western country, based on historical breast-feeding prevalence data for Australia since 1927. The population-attributable proportion… CONTINUE READING

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