TITLE

Consistent lactation lowers maternal vascular risk

PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Contemporary OB/GYN;Mar2010, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study on the role of breastfeeding in the prevention of vascular disease in lactating mothers. Several women, 45 to 58 years old who were enrolled in an ancillary study to the Study of Women Across the Nation (SWAN) called Swan-Heart, were involved. It was speculated that the effects of lactation on prolactin and oxytocin may have positive effects on cardiovascular risk profiles as these hormones were associated with blood pressure, preclinical atherosclerosis and vascular resistance.
ACCESSION #
48562164

 

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