Birth by C-Section May Raise Obesity Risk

the MPR take:

A review of 15 studies of 142,702 individuals from 10 countries has found that birth by cesarean section is associated with being overweight and obese later in life. Those delivered by c-section were 26% more likely to be overweight as an adult and 22% were more likely to be obese. The results were published in the February issue of PLOS ONE and the authors emphasize that additional research is needed to establish a causal connection.

Birth by C-Section May Raise Obesity Risk
Birth by C-Section May Raise Obesity Risk
A large review of studies has found that birth by cesarean section is associated with being overweight and obese in adult life. The studies classified overweight as a body mass index of 25 or higher and obesity as 30 or higher, and covered various types of vaginal and cesarean deliveries. The ...

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