Breastfeeding and cancer risk

May 12, 2008 7:09:20 PM PDT
A new study suggests woman who were breast fed as infants have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.Researchers at the University of Wisconsin interviewed more than 2,000 woman as part of the study. They found women who were breast fed were 17 percent less likely to have breast cancer.

There was one anomoly in the study. Researchers found first-born women were just as likely to develop breast cancer regardless of whether they were breast fed.