Cumulative Lactation and Onset of Hypertension in African-American Women.

  title={Cumulative Lactation and Onset of Hypertension in African-American Women.},
  author={Ellen M Chetwynd and Alison M Stuebe and Lynn Rosenberg and Melissa A. Troester and Diane Rowley and J R Palmer},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={186 8},
Hypertension affects nearly 1 of 3 women and contributes to cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Breastfeeding leads to metabolic changes that could reduce risks of hypertension. Hypertension disproportionately affects black women, but rates of breastfeeding among black women lag behind those in the general population. In the Black Women's Health Study (n = 59,001), we conducted a nested case-control analysis using unconditional logistic regression to… CONTINUE READING

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