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Metabolic syndrome risk tied to breast-feeding duration

February 21, 2017

Among Korean women, breast-feeding duration may influence the risk for metabolic syndrome, with women who breast-fed for 5 or fewer months having the highest risk compared with women who maintained the practice longer, according to recent study results.

Young Suk Shim, MD, of the department of pediatrics at Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine in Korea, and colleagues evaluated data from the Korean National Health and Nutritional Survey on 4,724 women (mean age, 39.79 years) to determine the effect of lifelong duration of breast-feeding with metabolic syndrome. Participants were divided into four groups based on breast-feeding duration: 5 or fewer months (n = 1,906), 6 to 11 months (n = 691), 12 to 23 months (n = 1,156) or at least 24 months (n = 971).

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Infant antibiotic use associated with obesity at age 2 years

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Infants exposed to antibiotics in the first 6 months of life were more likely to develop obesity by age 2 years vs. infants not exposed to antibiotics, according to a…
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STAMPEDE: Sustained glycemic benefit observed 5 years after gastric bypass in type 2 diabetes, obesity

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Patients with type 2 diabetes and mild to moderate obesity who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy saw sustained improvements in HbA1c, body weight…
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Increase in noncalcified plaque associated with testosterone treatment in older men

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Testosterone treatment in older men was linked to a significantly greater increase in coronary artery noncalcified plaque volume, according to a new study in JAMA. …
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Anti-Müllerian hormone trajectories associated with CVD

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