|More benefits to breastfeeding have been stressed by experts as World Breastfeeding Week draws to a close.
One study has shown that people who were breastfed as babies have lower cholesterol levels in adulthood - good news, as high cholesterol is linked to heart disease.
The research was carried out on more than 17,000 people by experts from St George's, University of London and was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
"The paper concludes that initial breastfeeding, particularly when exclusive, is associated with lower blood cholesterol concentrations in later life, compared to initial feeding," said the study's leader Dr Chris Owen.
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