Breastfeeding and Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Metaanalysis
This metaanalysis suggests that breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of RA, whether breastfeeding duration is longer or shorter than 12 months.
Breastfeeding and rheumatoid arthritis, Pikwer 2008
A new study has suggested that women who breastfeed may reduce their risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by half.
Breastfeeding & rheumatoid arthritis, Karlson 2004
A study of reproductive and hormonal risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis in a cohort of 121,700 women has found a strong trend for decreasing risk of RA with increasing duration of breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding & rheumatoid arthritis, Brun 1995
This study found that total time of lactation was associated with a decreased mortality of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with an approximate dose-response relationship.
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