C-sections, antibiotic usage during pregnancy potential causes of childhood obesity, study says

November 19, 2014 7:20 PM

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C-sections, antibiotic usage during pregnancy potential causes of childhood obesity, study says

Children who were exposed to antibiotics during the mother’s second and third trimester of pregnancy had an 84 percent higher risk of obesity, compared with children who were not exposed.

“Our findings on prenatal antibiotics and risk for offspring obesity are novel, and thus warrant replication in other prospective cohort studies,” study author Noel Mueller, postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Institute of Human Nutrition, said i...

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