(DNA India) – Women who have breastfed in the past face a 30% reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence, claims a new study.

According to a new Kaiser Permanente study, there was also protective effect of breastfeeding was more pronounced for tumours of particular genetic subtypes, including the most commonly diagnosed of all breast cancers.

Lead author Marilyn L Kwan, PhD, said that the study, which involved 1,636 women with breast cancer, was the first one where they were aware of that examined the role of breastfeeding history in cancer recurrence, and by tumour subtype.


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