This article reports on a study showing that the method of childbirth might affect that child’s weight well into adulthood. Babies who were delivered by caesarean have a 15% higher risk of being obese than babies who were delivered vaginally. The article suggests causative links, but the study did not prove that a caesarean section is a cause of obesity.
From TheGuardian.com, “Babies born by caesarean more likely to be obese as adults, study suggests”
Excerpt from article:
“Birth by caesarean was linked to a 15% higher risk of obesity in children compared with vaginal birth.”
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