Hispanic children who were breast-fed for a year or more and did not consume sugary beverages were 60% less likely to be obese than those who were not breast-fed and who had high consumption of sugary drinks, a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found. Although the study failed to prove the association of sugary drinks or breast-feeding with obesity, researchers said breast-feeding may biologically set children's metabolism and eating habits in a way that protects against obesity.

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