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Parity, breastfeeding and the subsequent risk of maternal type 2 diabetes

Liu, Bette; Jorm, Louisa; Banks, Emily


OBJECTIVE - To examine the effect of childbearing and maternal breastfeeding on a woman's subsequent risk of developing type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS- Using information on parity, breastfeeding, and diabetes collected from 52,731 women recruited into a cohort study, we estimated the risk of type 2 diabetes using multivariate logistic regression. RESULTS- A total of 3,160 (6.0%) women were classified as having type 2 diabetes. Overall, nulliparous and parous women had a similar...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Diabetes Care
DOI: 10.2337/dc10-0347


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