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Breastfeeding may reduce risk of Type II Diabetes

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Breastfeeding may offer some kind of protection against Type II Diabetes.

A study of more than 2,000 women from the University of Pittsburgh finds mothers who did not breastfeed were twice as likely to develop diabetes than mothers who'd nursed for at least one month, or women who'd never had children.

Researchers say this was true even when accounting for age, race, physical activity and tobacco and alcohol use.

Breastfeeding may help reduce a mom's risk for diabetes because it's known to help melt away belly fat.

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