This interesting epidemiological study
from a research group in Berlin, Germany has found an association
between breastfeeding in infancy on the risk of developing MS. The data
suggests that breastfeeding is protective against developing MS but that
the protective effect only emerges after four months of breastfeeding.
These findings are similar to studies of other autoimmune diseases and
gives further insight into possible benefits of breastfeeding infants.
Authors: Conradi S, Malzahn U, Paul F, Quill S, Harms L, Then Bergh F, Ditzenbach A, Georgi T, Heuschmann P, Rosche B.
Source: Mult Scler. 2012 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print]
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