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Elective C-section contributing to excessive weight

Date: 05 March 2021 Tags: Reports & Indices
  • Elective Cesarean-section delivery might contribute to excess weight and also possibly reduced linear growth at one year of age in children, according to a new study.
  • The study analysed data from the Maternal Antecedents of Adiposity and Studying the Transgenerational role of Hyperglycaemia and Insulin (MAASTHI) prospective birth cohort.
  • A total of 638 mother–infant pairs from public hospitals in South Bengaluru were included from.
  • The study found that the rate of C-section was 43.4% (26.5% emergency, 16.9% elective) among the 638 mothers.
  • While 14.9% of the overall infants were overweight at one year of age, among the 108 babies delivered by elective C-section, 25% became overweight.