Breastfeeding History and Risk of Stroke Among Parous Postmenopausal Women in the Women's Health Initiative

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Jacobson, Lisette T.; Hade, Erinn M.; Collins, Tracie C.; Margolis, Karen L.; Waring, Molly E.; Van Horn, Linda V.; Silver, Brian; Sattari, Maryam; Bird, Chloe E.; Kimminau, Kim; Wambach, Karen; Stefanick, Marcia L.;
(2018)
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
  • Journal: Journal of the American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease, volume 7, issue 17 ( eissn: 2047-9980)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1161/JAHA.118.008739, pmc: PMC6201437
  • Subject: Original Research | Original Research | Stroke | breastfeeding, human lactation | cerebrovascular disease/stroke | epidemiology | health disparities | risk factor | women and minorities | Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke | Epidemiology | Race and Ethnicity | Risk Factors | Women

Background Stroke is the third leading cause of death among US Hispanic and non‐Hispanic black women aged 65 and older. One factor that may protect against stroke is breastfeeding. Few studies have assessed the association between breastfeeding and stroke and whether th... View more
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