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Breastfeeding Can Save You From Deadly Heart Attacks And Stroke

A recent study has shown that breastfeeding can lower the risk of acquiring heart related problems by 10 % and aids the body's metabolic process in re-setting the mother's body back to normalcy

Breastfeeding Can Save You From Deadly Heart Attacks And Stroke

Breastfeeding can drive away heart related problems

The benefits of breastfeeding to the newborn baby are extraordinary, which is why it is made a priority for the child right after his birth. But a recent study has also revealed that breastfeeding is beneficial for the mothers too, in terms of lowering risks for heart attack and catalyzing the metabolism process in the longer run.

The study which was published in the Journal of American Heart Association stated that women who breastfeed are less prone to diseases like heart attack and stroke later in their lives. It was conducted among 289,573 Chinese women at the China Kadoorie Bio bank where their pregnancy health and other related information were recorded. The data was then utilized to analyse the change in metabolic process in the women post delivery. The study came in as a response to the previous research which said that breastfeeding only provides short-term benefits to the women like - helping in weight loss, lowering cholesterol and regulating blood pressure. This recently conducted study in China, on the other hand, said that breastfeeding provides long-term benefits to the women and should be ideally performed for one complete year for a good outcome.

Breastfeeding eliminates the extra-fat

According to Sanne Peters, a research fellow at the University of Oxford, breastfeeding helps in resetting the mother's body back to normalcy. During pregnancy, the body generates extra amount of fat to provide sufficient amount of energy to the growing baby. Breastfeeding helps in passing on this stored fat and therefore reduces the risk of fat deposition in the body. One of the major reasons for heart attack is the uneven distribution of fats or adipose tissue in the body which eventually disturbs the regular blood flow through arteries and veins. Thus it becomes a necessity to remove all the extra fat in the body and accelerate the body's metabolism after the delivery.

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What about moms who can't?

Adding another perspective to this recent revelation, the American Academy of Pediatrics stated that the mothers who are unable to breastfeed due to various reasons should not be worried about their health and any impending risks because people have different coping mechanisms and recovering processes. While issues like increasing BMI does need necessary medical attention, this doesn't necessarily make the body fall prey to heart related problems.

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