Breastfeeding great, but may not protect against obesity after all

    OTTAWA, Dec. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Breastfeeding is great for baby's health,
but contrary to what previous studies said, don't count on it to protect
against children becoming overweight.
    These are the findings from PROBIT, funded by the Canadian Institutes of
Health Research (CIHR) and the largest randomized trial ever undertaken in the
area of breastfeeding. The international team studied over 13 000 children in
Belarus from birth to 6.5 years old. The article was published in the December
edition of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The lead author of the
study is Dr. Michael Kramer, Scientific Director at the Canadian Institutes of
Health Research. The article is available upon request.

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