Effect of Breastfeeding Period on Obesity and Hepatosteatosis
Süleyman Coşgun1* and Derya Ünal2
1Kütahya University of Health Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology, Turkey
2Kütahya University of Health Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Süleyman Coşgun, Kütahya University of Health Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology, Turkey.
January 27, 2022; Published: April 10, 2022
Hepatosteatosis, which we frequently observe today with change in lifestyle, is often unnoticed, but preventable and reversible; if not prevented, it can lead to serious comorbidities. One of the factors causing this condition is insulin resistance during the gestation period and diabetes mellitus, particularly because of excess weight that cannot be lost after pregnancy. There are multiple factors, but we investigate the effect of breastfeeding in the process. This study aims to investigate the effect of breastfeeding on non-alcoholic hepatosteatosis in female patients aged 20-40 years old who have given birth. There is contradicting evidence in the literature; we believe that breastfeeding has a protective effect on hepatosteatosis.
Keywords: Breastfeeding; Body Mass Index; Hepatosteatosis; Fibrosis Score
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