artery calcification

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Breastfeeding May Protect Mom's Heart

Lactation linked to decreased risk of heart ailments later on

(Newser) - Mothers who breastfeed their children can expect a personal benefit down the road: A new study has found they are five times less likely than women who don't breastfeed to develop calcification in their major arteries—build-up whose presence "might lead to symptomatic heart disease," one of the... More »

Sleep Longer, Live Longer?

Extra hour of sleep linked to less calcification in arteries

(Newser) - An extra hour in bed may save your life, Web MD reports. Every extra hour of sleep over six hours a night has been linked to a significant drop in people's chances of developing a build-up of calcium in their arteries, potentially cutting their risk of heart attack, according to... More »

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