C-section delivery, increased odds of childhood obesity linked

05/27/2013 | Reuters

Data on more than 10,000 babies born in the U.K. in 1991 and 1992 showed that those born via cesarean section had an 83% higher risk of being overweight or obese by age 11 than vaginally-born babies. The association between C-section delivery and increased obesity risk was particularly strong among children whose mothers were overweight, researchers reported in the International Journal of Obesity.

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