Babies who are breastfed are less likely to develop heart
disease and stroke as adults, a study has found.
Researchers found that babies who grow quickly are at greater
risk of heart disease and stroke in later life. Babies who are
breastfed grow more slowly than those who are given formula
Scientists from the Medical Research Council compared the health
of adolescents who were fed breast milk as babies, with those who
were given formulas. The results showed that regardless of the
baby’s weight at birth, the faster the growth, the greater
the risk of heart disease and stroke in adult life.