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Sandra Steingraber, scholar in residence
It seems that girls these days are reaching puberty at younger ages, which can increase future risk of developing breast cancer. Steingraber told USA Today that breast-fed babies may be more likely to avoid reaching puberty early. “Breast milk contains active hormones that may help to regulate overall growth, as well as the timing of puberty,” says Steingraber. “Breast-fed babies are also less likely to be obese, possibly because they learn to better regulate how much they eat. They may stop drinking when they are full, for example, instead of when a bottle is finished.”

Outlet: USA Today
Publication Date: April 14, 2011
Headline: “Keeping her a kid as long as possible
 


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