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Breastfeeding and the risk of maternal cardiovascular disease: a prospective study of 300,000 Chinese women

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Background Breastfeeding confers substantial benefits to child health and has also been associated with lower risk of maternal cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in later life. However, the evidence on the effects of CVD is still inconsistent, especially in East Asians, in whom the frequency and duration of breastfeeding significantly differ from those in the West.

Methods and Results In 2004–2008, the nationwide China Kadoorie Biobank recruited 0.5 million individuals ag...

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10.1161/JAHA.117.006081

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Peters, SAE
Publisher:
American Heart Association Publisher's website
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Journal of The American Heart Association Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
6
Pages:
2017;6:e006081
Publication date:
2017-06-21
Acceptance date:
2017-05-22
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2047-9980
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pubs:701545
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uri:904170a3-f759-4458-9231-3dc3b793d235
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uuid:904170a3-f759-4458-9231-3dc3b793d235
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