Breastfeeding and breast cancer risk by receptor status: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This meta-analysis found a protective effect of ever breastfeeding against hormone receptor-negative breast cancers
Known risk factors account for ethnic differences in breast cancer rates
This study compared women’s lifestyles to investigate why white females have higher rates of breast cancer than black and Asian women in the UK.
Impact of breastfeeding on incidence of cancers
Several studies have found associations between breastfeeding and reduced risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer.
Landmark report recommends breastfeeding to prevent cancer
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has published the most comprehensive report ever on the link between cancer and diet, physical activity and weight. One of ten recommendations is that women should aim to breastfeed their baby exclusively for six months.
Review shows that more breastfeeding increases protection against developing breast cancer at any age
A review of 47 breast cancer studies that included information on breastfeeding patterns.
Breastfeeding reduces risk of breast cancer
This study found that any breastfeeding, regardless of duration or timing, is associated with a slight reduction in the risk of breast cancer among younger and older parous women.
Study finds no protective effect of breastfeeding against breast cancer
This study found no significant overall association relative to women who had never breastfed between a history of having breastfed and subsequent development of breast cancer
Breastfeeding reduces the risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer
This multi-centre trial in the USA included more than 14,000 pre- and post-menopausal women.
Breastfeeding reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in young women
This study of women showed that the risk of developing breast cancer before the age of 36 was negatively correlated with both the duration of breastfeeding and number of babies breastfed.
Breastfeeding history is an important factor in reducing the risk of breast cancer
This study showed that, as expected, age at first full-term pregnancy exerted a strong influence on the risk of breast cancer.
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