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Anna Zamora-Kapoor Publishes Research on Breastfeeding and BMI

Posted: 1/17/2017 (CSDE Research)

Anna Zamora-Kapoor–CSDE Affiliate, Assistant Research Professor at IREACH, and Affiliate Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at UW–recently published work on breastfeeding and its link to BMI in adolescence across racial divides. The study found that the length of breastfeeding was inversely associated with BMI in adolescence in American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and non-Hispanic Whites. This newly uncovered link between breastfeeding and lower mean BMI has significant implications for those attempting to reduce BMI in various ethnic groups. To read the full report and read about Zamora-Kapoor’s methodology, click below.

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