The latest research regarding health benefits of breastfeeding suggests that it may help reduce a woman’s waist circumference and risk of heart disease. Physicians discussed these findings last week at the AHA conference on cardiovascular health.
The data, collected from 351 women at an average age of 51, revealed that those “who consistently breast-fed their children had waist circumferences that were an average of 2.6 inches smaller than women who had never breast-fed.”
As Dr. Nieca Goldberg suggests, these women may also be engaged in healthier lifestyles, but it appears that breastfeeding makes a significant difference when it comes to unhealthy belly fat.
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