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HomeHealthKids born through C-sections not at higher obesity risk

Kids born through C-sections not at higher obesity risk

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London: A child born through cesarean procedure or C-section is no more likely to develop obesity than those born through vaginal delivery, new research has found.
The findings contradict several smaller studies that did find an association between C-section deliveries and offspring obesity but did not consider the numerous maternal and prenatal factors that the researchers did in this study published in the journal PLOS Medicine.
“We found no evidence to support a link between C-sections and the development of obesity,” said Daniel Berglind from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
“This tells us that how women give birth may not be an important factor in the origins of the global obesity epidemic,” Berglind said.
Cesarean or C-section deliveries have soared in recent years, from 6.7 per cent globally in 1990 to around 19.1 per cent in 2014, according to earlier reports.
The jump has sparked intense research into the long-term consequences of C-section on offspring health.


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