Caesarean babies are more likely to become overweight as adults

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According to Latest study conducted by researchers from imperial college London found that Babies born by caesarean section are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults.According to them as compared to the babies born by vaginal delivery being overweight or obese are 26 per cent higher for adults born by caesarean section.The researchers say that there are good reasons why many women should have a C-section, but mothers choosing a caesarean should be aware that there might be long-term consequences for their children.

According to latest reports one in three to four births in England are by caesarean section, around twice as many as in 1990. In some countries, the rate is much higher, with 60 per cent of mothers in China and almost half in Brazil having the procedure.Some previous studies shows that asthma and type 1 diabetes in childhood, are also higher in babies born by caesarean

Professor Neena Modi from the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London, the report’s senior author, said: “There are good reasons why C-section may be the best option for many mothers and their babies, and C-sections can on occasion be life-saving. However, we need to understand the long-term outcomes in order to provide the best advice to women who are considering caesarean delivery.

“This study shows that babies born by C-section are more likely to be overweight or obese later in life. We now need to determine whether this is the result of the C-section, or if other reasons explain the association.”

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