Navigation Links
Increased risk of developing asthma by age of 3 after cesarean
Date:1/10/2012

A new study supports previous findings that children delivered by cesarean section have an increased risk of developing asthma. The study from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) suggests that children delivered by cesarean section have an increased risk of asthma at the age of three. This was particularly seen among children without a hereditary tendency to asthma and allergies.

Data from more than 37 000 participants in the MoBa study were used to study the relationship between delivery method and the development of lower respiratory tract infections, wheezing and asthma in the first three years of life. Children born by planned or emergency cesarean section were compared with those born vaginally.

The results indicate that children born by cesarean section have a slightly elevated risk for asthma at three years, but have no increased risk of frequent lower respiratory tract infections or wheezing. The increased risk of asthma among children delivered by cesarean section was higher among children of mothers without allergies.

Unlikely to be caused by birth method

"It is unlikely that a cesarean delivery itself would cause an increased risk of asthma, rather that children delivered this way may have an underlying vulnerability," said Maria Magnus, a researcher at the Department of Chronic Diseases at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Magnus is the primary author of the article published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Children delivered by cesarean section may have an increased risk of asthma due to an altered bacterial flora in the intestine that affects their immune system development, or because children born this way often have an increased risk of serious respiratory problems during the first weeks of life.


'/>"/>

Contact: Julie Johansen
julie.johansen@fhi.no
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Targeting bacterial gas defenses allow for increased efficacy of numerous antibiotics
2. BUSM: Severe sepsis, new-onset AF associated with increased risk of hospital stroke, death
3. Conservationists call for increased focus on coastal ecosystems
4. Gene variant leads to better memory via increased brain activation
5. Research to improve photosynthesis for increased food and fuel production
6. Newly identified DNA repair defect linked to increased risk of leukemia relapse
7. Increased celiac disease prevalence in women with unexplained infertility
8. Increased tropical forest growth could release carbon from the soil
9. Researchers present new trends in HIV cure research, call for proactive outreach programs to prevent HIV transmission in injecting drug users, and demand increased commitments to improving maternal and child health
10. Strong El Niño could bring increased sea levels, storm surges to US East Coast
11. Landscape change leads to increased insecticide use in US Midwest
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/11/2016)... -- http://www.apimages.com ) - --> http://www.apimages.com ) ... AP Images ( http://www.apimages.com ) - Germany ... the new refugee identity cards. DERMALOG will be unveiling this device, ... Hanover next week.   --> Germany ... produce the new refugee identity cards. DERMALOG will be unveiling this ...
(Date:3/9/2016)... , March 9, 2016 ... government identified that more than 23,000 public service employees ... had been receiving their salary unlawfully.    --> ... country,s government identified that more than 23,000 public service ... or had been receiving their salary unlawfully.    ...
(Date:3/3/2016)... DE SOTO, Kansas , March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... offer Oncimmune,s Early CDT®-Lung, a blood test to ... lung cancer Early CDT®-Lung test to its ... --> Early CDT®-Lung test to its clients which ... Oncimmune, a leader in early cancer detection, today announced ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Meister Media Worldwide launches its new and ... functionality give the agricultural world a taste of Meister Media Worldwide’s full menu ... from precision farming via satellites and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to indoor farming ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Amendia, Inc., a ... procedures, today announced the completion of a significant transaction and partnership that positions ... customers and partners. Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. (“Kohlberg”), a leading private equity ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Italy , April 29, 2016 ... 5.11, the latest update to its industry-leading treatment planning ... shown that Monaco version 5.11 ... can now attain calculation speeds up to four times ... . With the industry,s gold standard ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... As part of ... industry experts, and expanding its LATAM network and logistics capabilities. Enhancements have ... manage their clinical trial projects. , The expansion will provide unmatched clinical trial ...
Breaking Biology Technology: