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Barclay C. Breastfeeding may protect against type 2 diabetes following GDM. Practitioner 2015; 259 (1788):8-10

Breastfeeding may protect against type 2 diabetes following GDM

22 Dec 2015Registered users

A carefully controlled observational study has shown an association between breastfeeding and a reduced risk of progression to type 2 diabetes in women who had had gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). A total of 1,010 women with GDM enrolled in the SWIFT trial (Study of Women, Infant Feeding and Type 2 Diabetes After GDM Pregnancy) were studied.

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