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Commentary on: Amitay EL, Keinan-Boker L. Breastfeeding and childhood leukemia incidence: a meta-analysis and systematic review. JAMA Pediatr 2015;169:e151025.
Implications for practice and research
Breastfeeding reduces the risk of all childhood leukaemias; the effect is greater if feeding continued for more than 6 months.
Collaborative networked care of children allows the collection of useful data that enable large cohort studies to be undertaken.
Investigations of the effects of nutrition would be greatly improved by more detailed documentation of infants feeding in early life.
Leukaemias are the most common childhood malignancy. Increasing numbers of published studies of large cohorts of children with leukaemia allow better analysis of …
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