Babies and women may be protected against developing diabetes disease through breast feeding, according to new research. This current study states that the longer women nursed, the lower the risks of developing diabetes.
Diabetes as a medical condition characterized by varying or persistent raised blood sugar levels, especially due to ingestion, is a severe disease which symptoms are extremely similar for all kinds of diabetes.
Breast feeding is when a woman feeds a baby or a young child with milk produced from her breasts. The best thing for feeding a baby is breast milk, as experts say, if the mother doesn’t have transmissible infections.
Although research findings aren’t conclusive, researchers clarify that breast-feeding may change metabolism of moms that might help keep blood glucose levels stable and make the body more sensitive to the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin.
This concept is based on some signs that show that in rodents and humans who are breast-feeding, mothers have reduced blood-sugar levels than those who didn’t breast-feed.
According to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, women who breast-fed for a minumum of one year were about 15 percent less likely to develop diabetes Type 2 than people who never breast-fed. For every extra year of breast-feeding, there was an additional 15 percent decreased risk.
A total of 157,000 nurses participated in the new study. They replied periodic health questionnaires and were followed for 12 or more years. During the study, 6,277 participants developed type 2 diabetes.