Breastfeeding may lower mothers' diabetes risk

According to US study the longer women nursed the lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The new study, published in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association, involved 157,000 nurses who participated in two long-running health studies. They filled out periodic health questionnaires and were followed for at least 12 years.

Researchers found that women who breast-fed for at least one year were about 15 percent less likely to develop type 2 &to=' target=_blank>diabetes than those who never breast-fed. For each additional year of breast-feeding, there was an additional 15 percent decreased risk, reports Xinhua.

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