Breastfeeding Reduces Mammary Cancer Risk

The latte you sipped this morning contained milk from an animal sorority that very rarely gets breast cancer. Professional lactators — the dairy cows and goats that make milk for a living — have rates of mammary cancer that are so low as to be statistically insignificant. That animals which lactate early and long seem to have some protection against breast cancer is not only fascinating, it parallels human epidemiologic data that tie breast-feeding to reduced mammary cancer risk.

-- Barbara Natterson-Horowitz , Kathryn Bowers

from "Our Animal Natures"

Quoted on Mon Jun 11th, 2012