More Diabetes in C-section babies

People who have come through caesarean section on the world that later as adults are not only more obese, but also have a significantly higher risk for type 2 Diabetes. The data from the American "Nurses Health Study" out.

A caesarean section can have a long term impact on the health of the child. As previous studies had shown that after a caesarean the risk for Obesity cut-up into adulthood is increased by about 20 to 30 percent. As this is a risk factor for type 2 Diabetes, U.S. researchers at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, the observations from the "Nurses Health Study" with 33.226 women, of which 1.089 by caesarean section were born.

Study participants, who arrived by caesarean section on the world that had a 10 percent higher risk for Obesity than women who were vaginally born. For type-2 Diabetes, a significantly larger difference: taking account of BMI, the risk was cut in a Kaiser childbirth was still 30 percent higher. At the beginning of the study, the women an average of 33.8 years old.

Since in the analysis only those women were included, the results on the entire population. Also the fact that nowadays, more and more people come by caesarean sections in the world, might lead to different results.