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Persistent effects of women's parity and breastfeeding patterns on their body mass index: results from the Million Women Study

Bobrow, KL; Quigley, Maria A; Green, Jane; Reeves, Gillian K; Beral, Valerie; Million Women Study, Collaborators; Banks, Emily


Objective:To explore the long-term effects of women's childbearing patterns on their body mass index.Design:Cross-sectional analysis.Setting:Population- based study of UK women.Participants:740 628 postmenopausal participants in the Million Women Study who reported their height, weight, reproductive histories and other relevant factors.Main Outcome Measures:Standardized mean BMI (kg m -2) in groups defined by their parity and breastfeeding history.Results:Women were aged 57.5 (s.d. 4) years on...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Obesity
DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2012.76


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