Breastfeeding and late adolescent lipid sub-fraction: a Hong Kong birth cohort study (abridged secondary publication)
CM Schooling, SL Au Yeung, MK Kwok, GM Leung
School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  1. Apolipoprotein (Apo) B is a key lipid in cardiovascular disease.
  2. In a population-representative Chinese birth cohort (n=3462), a history of exclusive breastfeeding in the first 3 months of life was associated with lower ApoB at the age of 17.6 years.
  3. Waist-hip ratio may partly mediate the association between breastfeeding and ApoB.
  4. Whether some effects of breastfeeding are only actuated at the completion of growth (puberty) should be investigated.