Caesareans linked to obesity later on

New research has confirmed that babies born by caesarean section are at greater risk of obesity compared with viginally-delivered children.

The US study, presented this week in New Orleans at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, shows that caesarean section ups the odds of becoming overweight or obese in childhood by 50%.

The chances of later obesity are even greater when mother herself is overweight or obese, the study found. This suggests that for obese mothers, vaginal delivery may help break a vicious intergenerational circle of obesity, according to the researchers from John