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Article: C-section increases overweight/obesity in kids by 48%!!

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Article: C-section increases overweight/obesity in kids by 48%!!

In a new study, kids born via C-section were at a much higher risk of being overweight (26%) or obese (22%) later on in life. Those are some scary statistics!! However, my first reservation with this study is that women who are obese are at much higher risk for C-section, so what caused the obesity in the child? The fact that they have a mother who is obese, or the fact that they arrived in the world by C-section? Yet another example of correlation might not possibly equal caustion. Of course, this is interesting, but more work needs to be done before we can say those numbers are absolute…
http://nyti.ms/1mW5hGU

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