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Breast cancer

22 July 2011

Breastfeeding protects against asthma

Children who are never breastfed are more likely to develop symptoms of asthma, a study shows.

Children who are never breastfed are more likely to develop symptoms of the disease, a study shows.

The study, published online in the European Respiratory Journal, found that children who had never been breastfed had an increased risk of wheezing, shortness of breath, dry cough and persistent phlegm during the first four years of life, compared to children who were breastfed for more than six months.

 

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Dr Gudgeon qualified in Birmingham, England, in 1968. She has more than 40 years experience in oncology, and in 1994 she founded her practice, Cape Breast Care, where she treats benign and malignant breast cancers. Dr Boeddinghaus obtained her qualification at UCT Medical School in 1994 and her MRCP in London in 1998. She has worked extensively in the field of oncology and has a special interest in the hormonal management of breast cancer. She now works with Dr Gudgeon at Cape Breast Care. Read more.

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