Does Obesity depend on Cesarean Section Delivery?
According to a new analysis studies Babies born by caesarean section are more likely to be overweight. The odds of being overweight or obese are 26 per cent higher for adults born by caesarean section than those born by vaginal delivery, the study found. The researchers say they cannot be certain that caesarean delivery causes higher body weight, other factors that weren't recorded in the data they analyzed; however, the results were helpful for further studies. Earlier studies shown other adverse long-term outcomes like asthma and type-1 diabetes in childhood are also higher in babies born by caesarean. Current studies found that the average BMI of adults born by caesarean section is around half a unit more than those born by vaginal delivery.
The updated results show the link between caesarean section delivery and BMI in adulthood.