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Is Duration of Breastfeeding Influencing the Risk of Obesity in Adult Males?

  • L. Schack-Nielsen
  • K. F. Michaelsen
  • E. L. Mortensen
  • T. I. A. Sørensen
  • J. M. Reinisch
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 554)

Abstract

Several large population studies have suggested that breastfeeding protects against obesity in childhood (Armstrong & Reilly 2002; Liese et al. 2001), but it is unknown if this effect persists into adulthood.

Keywords

Body Mass Index Childhood Obesity Young Adulthood Breast Feeding Child Overweight 
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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Schack-Nielsen
    • 1
  • K. F. Michaelsen
    • 1
  • E. L. Mortensen
    • 2
  • T. I. A. Sørensen
    • 3
  • J. M. Reinisch
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Human NutritionThe Royal Veterinary and Agricultural UniversityCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Health Psychology, Institute of Public HealthUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.Danish Epidemiology Science Center, Institute of Preventive MedicineCopenhagen University HospitalDenmark
  4. 4.The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and ReproductionIndiana UniversityUSA

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