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Researchers: Child obesity linked to C-sections

May 25, 2013

Researchers: Child obesity linked to C-sections

C-sections are linked to child obesity, according to researchers.

A new study has concluded that babies delivered via Caesarean section grow up to be heavier in their adolescent years compared with babies delivered vaginally. This study of 10,000 children in the UK backs up findings of 9 previous studies, all linking child obesity with C-sections.

The study’s participants were babies born in Avon, UK in 1991 and 1992. The study followed them through the age of 15. About 9 percent of the participants were delivered using C-section.

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