The article below summarizes a roundtable discussion of a study published in this issue of the Journal in light of its methodology, relevance to practice, and implications for future research. Article discussed:. Ram KT, Bobby P, Hailpern SM, et al. Duration of lactation is associated with lower prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in midlife-SWAN, the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;198:268.e1-268.e6. The full discussion appears at www.AJOG.org, page e1-e6.