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Could C-Section Birth Raise Child’s Risk of Obesity?

A recent study finds that C-section delivered babies could be at an increased risk for childhood obesity.

“Compared to vaginally delivered children, cesarean-delivered children seem to have a 40 percent greater risk of becoming overweight or obese by the time they turn 7, the study found.”

“The risk was even stronger in children born by C-section to overweight and obese mothers, ranging from 70 to 80 percent, said lead researcher Noel Mueller, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.”

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