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Video: Caesarean Section May Increase The Risk Of Diabetes In Women
Caesarean section may increase the risk of diabetes in women
Women born by caesarean section were almost 50%
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Women who were born by caesarean section have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. This was shown by a study published in the JAMA Network Open.
Scientists analyzed data on more than 33 thousand women who were born between 1946 and 1964. The study participants were followed up to 25 years. Obesity was diagnosed in a third of them, type 2 diabetes - in 6%.
Compared with those who were born in vivo, women who were born by caesarean section were 11% more likely to be obese and 46% more likely to have diabetes.
Obesity is the most important risk factor for diabetes, scientists remind. They noted that if they expected to see an increase in the risk of diabetes mellitus in women born by caesarean section, it was only due to obesity obesity. But research has shown that caesarean section is an independent risk factor for diabetes.
Scientists note that their data does not suggest that a caesarean section should not be performed. They add that the increase in the risk of diabetes in this background is not very large. But new evidence adds to the argument that caesarean section should not be performed without medical need, as its effects can manifest even after decades.
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