Skip to comments.Israeli study: Breastfeeding can significantly reduce risk of children getting cancer
Posted on 02/13/2014 7:30:55 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
(JNS.org) Breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of children getting cancer, says a new study conducted by Israels University of Haifa.
According to the study, children who were breastfed decreased the chances of developing cancer by 60 percent.
We asked the mothers in the study about breastfeeding, nutrition, exposure to pets, exposure to detergents, etc., said Dr. Keinan-Boker, a professor in the University of Haifas School of Public Health and deputy director of the Israeli Health Ministrys Center for Disease Control.
Additionally, the study compared children who were exclusively breastfed up until four months old with children who stopped being breastfed before that age, and found that those who were exclusively breastfed had decreased the chances of getting cancer by 40 percent.
The study, which was funded by the Israel Cancer Association, interviewed 190 whose children developed leukemia or lymphoma before the age of 19 as well as 348 mothers from healthy children.
What’s the over/under on how long before the Arab press declares breastfeeding to be a Jewish plot?
So what you’re looking at, honestly, is that if your children don’t breast feed, your children have a 99.984 chance of avoiding cancer. If you do, they have a 99.99 percent chance of avoiding cancer. So, yeah, breast feeding is good, but don’t panic if you didn’t.
You mean God got it right??? Breast feeding is good for us mammals? That can’t be!!!
A person could get in a lot of trouble on this thread!
Mammal, mammary...some smart journalist was bound to figure it out.
You’re right. But remember that we have about 75 million kids in the United States, so 42 a day isn’t a huge number. All I’m saying is that those who do didn’t breastfeed should panic about it; the chances of childhood cancer are very low. But by all means, if a mother can breastfeed, she should.
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