Effect of breast-feeding on plasma cholesterol and weight in young adults.

@article{Marmot1980EffectOB,
  title={Effect of breast-feeding on plasma cholesterol and weight in young adults.},
  author={Michael Marmot and Catherine Page and Elisha Atkins and J W Douglas},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={1980},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={164-7}
}
The relation between breast-feeding and plasma cholesterol level in adult life was examined in a longitudinal study of a sample of people born in 1946. One hundred and seventy-two subjects whose breast-feeding history had been recorded during infancy were examined when they were 32 years old. Women who had been breast-fed had significantly lower mean plasma cholesterol than women who had been bottle-fed (5.4 mmol/l compared with 5.9 mmol/l). For men the difference was smaller and not… CONTINUE READING

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