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Breastfeeding, HIV exposure, childhood obesity, and prehypertension: A South African cohort study

Houle, Brian; Rochat, T J; Newell, Marie-Louise; Stein, Alan; Bland, R M


Background Evidence on the association between breastfeeding and later childhood obesity and blood pressure (BP) is inconsistent, especially in HIV-prevalent areas where, until recently, HIV-infected women were discouraged from breastfeeding, but obesity is increasingly prevalent. Methods and findings The Siyakhula cohort (2012–2014), a population-based prospective cohort study, collected data over 3 visits on HIV-negative children ages 7 to 11 years in rural South Africa. We used weight...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Medicine
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002889
Access Rights: Open Access


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