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Cesarean delivery is associated with an increased risk of obesity in adulthood in a Brazilian birth cohort study.

Authors
  • Goldani, Helena As
  • Bettiol, Heloisa
  • Barbieri, Marco A
  • Silva, Antonio Am
  • Agranonik, Marilyn
  • Morais, Mauro B
  • Goldani, Marcelo Z
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2011
Volume
93
Issue
6
Pages
1344–1347
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.110.010033
PMID: 21508088
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We hypothesize that increasing rates of cesarean delivery may play a role in the obesity epidemic worldwide.

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