Sunday, September 02, 2007

Breastfeeding Decreases Possibilities of Having Breast Cancer

Breastfeeding is not only necessary for newborns to be nurtured, it also plays a role in reducing the chances of getting breast cancer. According to the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research in New York, breastfeeding reduces the risk of having breast cancer 10 percent to 64 percent compared to women who don’t breastfeed. Statistics may vary depending on the pattern of breastfeeding, how often the baby is fed and the reasons for stopping it afterward. “There is no clear scientific explanation for that, although the information is correct according to studies. Breastfeeding decreases the possibility of having the disease,” said Dr. Mahmoud Al-Ahwal, consultant and associate professor of internal medicine and medical oncology at King Abdul Aziz University Hospital and a member of Al-Eman Cancer Society’s executive committee. “While breastfeeding, breast cells are doing the natural job that God created them for,” he said. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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