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.
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