Babies who have been fed with breast milk only are less likely to be overweight, and henceforth develop diabetes, according to a new study in America .
Breast milk as opposed to a bottle and formula could strongly influence the development of the baby. As well as reducing the risk of being overweight, the study said, breast milk reduced the risk of the child developing diseases related to obesity, including type 2 diabetes .
Recent news in the diabetic community has focused around surging levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes, with an estimated 1 in every three children born after 2000 likely to be overweight. Apparently, almost 13 million children between the age of 2 and 19 are overweight, over 17 per cent of this population. The influence of this statistic on type 2 diabetes is obvious.
Figures for childhood obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes are steadily growing throughout America and in many other areas of the world. Preventative measures are focused around diet and exercise, and breastfeeding appears to be the earliest preventative measure of all.

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