Monday, March 01, 2004

Stupid journalism:| Breast milk 'does cut heart risk'

BBC NEWS | Health | Breast milk 'does cut heart risk'
Breast-feeding does have a positive long-term effect on reducing blood pressure, research has suggested.

The study, by Bristol University, suggests that breast-fed babies grow up to have lower blood pressure than their bottle-fed counterparts.

If true, the finding, published in the journal Circulation, could mean breast-fed babies are less likely to develop heart disease.

I suspect the authors are somewht guilty, the journalist worse, and the headline writer worst of all. A typical pattern. This probably means absolutely nothing. Wake me up when they randomize the infants to bottle vs. breast then study them 20 years later.

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