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Babies Delivered By C-Section May Be At Increased Risk For Childhood Obesity….?

November 14, 2016

The authors want us to believe that C/S itself plays the role but as an epidemiologic study the results do not indicate causation, merely association. The C/S mothers were more obese and maternal obesity is certainly a risk factor for childhood and later adult obesity and metabolic syndrome. From our collective theory, some signal at birth likely turns on the insulin resistance gene. Stress and it’s hormonal reaction are likely communication factors to the fetus. C/S could occur in women with longer labors and failed progression of labor is more likely in the obese and insulin resistant mother (big baby). There are many factors that might play into this and looking at scheduled vs. failed labor C/S might point us in the right direction.
Michael D. Fox, MD
Jacksonville Center
Reproductive Medicine
jcrm.org
 
https://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/overweight-kids-health-news-517/could-c-section-birth-raise-a-child-s-odds-for-obesity-716582.html

   
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