Mothers risk of Diabetes reduces by breastfeeding

Breastfeeding mothers of all ethnic group are at lower risk of developing diabetes – New study by the American medical Association (AMA) says:


Diabetes are diseases that occur when the level of glucose in the blood is very high, insulin an hormone secreted by the pancreas helps glucose from foods to get into cells to be used for energy. At some point your body either makes less insulin, or doesn’t make any or the insulin made are not been used resulting in increase levels in the blood. Several factors contribute to diabetes cause including insulin resistance, damage to the pancreas, lifestyle, hereditary genes, obesity, or inactivity.

Common Symptoms –  increase thirst, hunger and urination, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, delayed wound healing. blurred vision.


American Medical Association

It is said according to a recent study by the American medical Association (AMA) mothers risk of developing diabetes reduces by 47 percent with breastfeedin for six months or more.

More than 1,200 women between 18 and 30 years old, participated in a series of observations between 1985 and 2015. ‘We verified the existence of a very strong relationship between the duration of breastfeeding of a child and the reduction of the risk of developing type two diabetes in the mother,’ the researchers revealed.

These applies to women of any ethnic origin. ‘This is a particularly important finding for women of African descent who, according to official statistics, are at greater risk of diabetes because they breastfeed their children the least,’ they explained.

According to the study, in the United States, about 12 percent of women suffer from this metabolic disorder in adulthood and 27 million are considered pre-diabetic. That high impact is explained by the obesity epidemic that affects the United States, the scientists added.

Source – Prensa Latina