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Cesarean birth increases risk of obesity in adulthood

Changes in intestinal flora induced by cesarean elevate this risk, researchers say USP

 
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Changes in intestinal flora induced by caesarean may be the reason for the increase in obesity
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Changes in intestinal flora induced by caesarean may be the reason for the increase in obesity

Study of the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto (FMRP) USP proves that cesarean section is a risk factor for abdominal obesity in young adults, compared with children born vaginally. According to the researcher Denise Birth Mosque, one of the explanations for this conclusion are the changes in intestinal flora induced by cesarean section.

Environmental, genetic, physiological and behavioral always been considered risks for obesity in young adults. What we can identify, for the first time, is that cesarean section may also contribute to obesity and abdominal subcutaneous adulthood, not only for the overall obesity as measured by body mass index. "

Besides the type of delivery, the research examined whether other factors such as the conditions of the mother's pregnancy and the newborn, influenced the subcutaneous and abdominal obesity in adulthood these children. Evaluated, even if the lifestyle and socioeconomic factors in young adult were risk factors for this type of obesity.

As indicators of abdominal obesity, the study used the waist circumference (WC), waist-to-height (RCA) and arazão waist-hip ratio (WHR), and subcutaneous obesity as indicators of the triceps skinfold (TSF) and skinfold subscapular (PCS).

The researcher explains that these indicators used because the objective was to investigate the association of adiposity (fat tissue) with cesarean delivery, since the association with body mass index (BMI) was already described in the literature. The analysis of the delivery with these indicators (of obesity and abdominal subcutaneous) was performed using Poisson regression statistical model estimating a risk factor being associated with a risk studied.

According to the study, increased body fat is multifactorial. But adds another factor to this increase, the cesarean. So far, this is the first work that combines the cesarean with other indicators of obesity in young adults, than body mass index, says Denise.

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