Women Who Breastfeed For More Than A Year Halve Their Risk Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 21:35 in Health & Medicine

Women who breast feed for longer have a smaller chance of getting rheumatoid arthritis, suggests a new study. The study also found that taking oral contraceptives, which are suspected to protect against the disease because they contain hormones that are raised in pregnancy, did not have the same effect. Also, simply having children and not breast feeding also did not seem to be protective.

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