What babies eat may affect leukemia risk

April 23, 2015 3:34 PM

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What babies eat may affect leukemia risk

PHILADELPHIA – Infants who start eating solid foods later than usual may be at increased risk for a type of blood cancer, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed information from 172 children in Texas who had been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) — a cancer of the white blood cells — and 344 healthy children around the same age. The study included children who were fed breast milk, infant formula or both before they starte...

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