November 30, 2013

Some Expectant Moms Worried

1 C-Section Babies Aren't Doomed to Obesity

Approximately one-third of all births in the U.S. are done by cesarean delivery, or C-section, and one-third of all Americans are clinically obese. This has led some to wonder whether C-section babies are more likely to become obese as adults, and previous studies have produced conflicting results on the question. But a new Australian study of 2,625 people born between 1981 and 1983 looked not only at birth method, but controlled for the mother's age and weight during pregnancy, her blood pressure, and the child's delivery weight, factors that other researchers may not have considered. The new study found that there was no causal linkage between the two, and no difference in weight or waist circumference at age 21 between those born vaginally and those delivered by C-section.

More at Foxnews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Causes of Childhood Obesity, C-Section Births, C-Sections and Obesity, Do Caesarians Cause Obesity, Pregnancy and Overweight

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