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AGUILAR CORDERO, M.ª J. et al. Breast feeding: an effective method to prevent breast cancer. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.6, pp.954-958. ISSN 0212-1611.
Introduction: Breast cancer is the most common gynecological tumor in young women in Western countries. Its profound implications for health and an increasingly early age of diagnosis have been carefully analyzed its causes and possible preventive measures, making their study in a primary goal of epidemiological research. Sample and methods: We reviewed medical records pertaining to 504 female patients aged 19 to 91 years. All of them were diagnosed and treated for breast cancer between 2003-2008 at the Hospital Universitario "San Cecilio" of Granada (Spain). Results: We found a significant correlation (p = 0.001) between the age of cancer diagnosis, length of breastfeeding, and the existence of personal and family history for cancer. By contrast, there were no statistically significant differences test (t-test) between the average age of diagnosis of cancer and having had offspring or not (t = 0.559, p = 0.576). Conclusions: Breastfeeding for periods of longer than six months, not only provides children with many health benefits, but may also protect the mother from serious diseases, such as breast cancer.
Palabras clave : Breastfeeding duration; Breast cancer; Background risk; Pregnancy; Prevention.