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Children born via c-section more likely to become obese than those born naturally

The study was conducted by the New York University. Conducted on mice, it found that rodents born via c-section are more likely to have an unbalanced amount of good and bad bacteria in their stomachs, which basically increases their chances of gaining weight.


By   |  Updated On : October 12, 2017 12:19 PM
Caesarean babies more likely to become obese than those born naturally

Caesarean babies more likely to become obese than those born naturally

New Delhi :  

A new study has found that Caesarean babies or in other word c-section are more likely to grow up obese, but Scientists are not yet clear about the reason why.

The study was conducted by the New York University. Conducted on mice, it found that rodents born via c-section are more likely to have an unbalanced amount of good and bad bacteria in their stomachs, which basically increases their chances of gaining weight.

The new research was conducted on mice after which it was confirmed that the weight gain is linked to the impact of C-section birth on gut bugs.

Lead scientist Dr Maria Dominguez-Bello, from New York University School of Medicine, said: "Our study is the first to demonstrate a causal relationship between C-section and increased body weight in mammals."

According to study author Dr Maria Dominguez-Bello, this is the first such study to demonstrate a causal relationship between c-section and increased body weight in mammals.

First Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:26 AM


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