Lower risks for diabetes, obesity are seen in breast-fed babies

12/21/2011 | Daily Mail (London), The

Breast-fed babies appeared to follow a different growth pathway compared with those who drank formula, resulting in lower diabetes and obesity risks in later years, researchers at Copenhagen University in Denmark found. Breast milk reduces levels of the growth hormone IGF-1 and insulin in the blood, which slows weight gain in babies, researchers said.

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