Breastfeeding tied to reduced risk of uterine cancer

Breastfeeding has always been known for its benefits, but have you ever looked at it as form to prevent cancer? That’s right, cancer. A new study has been found that breastfeeding can help prevent uterine cancer. What about the process of breastfeeding could cause this? What results brought about this study, and will this mean a change in a women’s decisions on breast or formula decision? Only one way to find out by reading and taking a deeper look into the beauty of breast milk.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nursing a child for more than nine months does not appear to reduce the risk of this cancer
  • Uterine cancer is the fourth most prevalent female cancer in the US, with over 50,000 reported to have it in 2013
  • The science suggests that breastfeeding reduces risk because it does not allow estrogen levels to rise, which can cause the cancer

“Breastfeeding for at least 6 months, as well as nursing more than one child, could further reduce your risk of getting the disease, the study found.”

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