Breastfeeding 'lowers risk' of developing Alzheimer's.
Previous studies have established that breastfeeding can reduce a mother's risk of other diseases but until now little has been done to examine the impact of breastfeeding duration on Alzheimer's risk.
Dr Molly Fox, from the department of biological anthropology at the University of Cambridge, led the study.
She said: "Alzheimer's is the world's most common cognitive disorder and it already affects 35.6 million people. In the future, we expect it to spread most in low and middle-income countries.
"So it is vital that we develop low-cost, large-scale strategies to protect people against this devastating disease."
Researchers used data gathered from a very small group of 81 British women.
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|Publication:||Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Aug 6, 2013|
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