Assessment of the relationship among breast milk intake, birth pattern, antibiotic use in infancy, and premature atherosclerosis [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2021; 49(4): 303-311 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2021.70659

Assessment of the relationship among breast milk intake, birth pattern, antibiotic use in infancy, and premature atherosclerosis

Özge Özcan Abacıoğlu1, Mehmet Kaplan2, Arafat Yıldırım1, Mehmet Küçükosmanoğlu1, Salih Kılıç1
1Department of Cardiology, Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Gaziantep,University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey


OBJECTIVE
Previous studies have shown cesarean section (C-section) and antibiotic use in the infantile period lead to chronic diseases in later life. It is also known that breastfeeding, which forms the basal system of immunity, is a protector in neonates. In this study, we aimed to investigate the association between breastfeeding, antibiotic use, C-section, and premature atherosclerosis.

METHODS
A total of 100 patients who underwent coronary angiography and had stenosis in at least 1 epicardial vessel and 100 controls with normal coronaries were included in the study. In addition to traditional risk factors, type of delivery, breast milk intake and duration, and antibiotic use and frequency were evaluated for each participant. Lipid profile was added to the study procedure. Angiographic images of the study groups were examined to calculate the Gensini score.

RESULTS
Smoking, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and family history were different between the groups. In the control group, 3 were born via C-section, whereas 26 were born via C-section in the atherosclerosis group (p<0.001). Breast milk intake and duration was also significantly higher in the control group (p=0.018). Antibiotic use was less in the control group, but there was no statistically significant difference (p=0.099). In multivariate logistic regression analysis, diabetes mellitus, smoking, and C-section were predictors of atherosclerosis (p=0.036, p=0.001, and p=0.003, respectively). In receiver operating characteristics curve analysis, the ability of C-section to predict premature atherosclerosis was superior to diabetes but not to smoking (area under curve, 0.607; p=0.023).

CONCLUSION
Mode of delivery and breast milk intake should be evaluated and considered among the risk factors of premature atherosclerosis.

Keywords: atherosclerosis, breast milk, cesarean

How to cite this article
Özge Özcan Abacıoğlu, Mehmet Kaplan, Arafat Yıldırım, Mehmet Küçükosmanoğlu, Salih Kılıç. Assessment of the relationship among breast milk intake, birth pattern, antibiotic use in infancy, and premature atherosclerosis. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2021; 49(4): 303-311

Corresponding Author: Özge Özcan Abacıoğlu, Türkiye
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