From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA:
Does breastfeeding decrease the incidence of type 1 diabetes?
This question is usually asked in another way namely, "Does early cow's milk formula infant feeding increase the incidence of type 1A (autoimmune) diabetes?" The link was first proposed in Finland some twenty years ago, and over time reports have argued both ways. Recently however, the matter seems to have been finally settled by a number of reports showing that early exposure to cow's milk in the diet does not increase the risk of diabetes. By inference, this implies that breast feeding offers no benefit in this respect.
Original posting 26 Oct 2003
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:52
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