• Birth by cesarean section may influence risk for childhood asthma

    11 days ago - By Healio

    Birth by cesarean section was associated with an increase in risk for childhood asthma, researchers reported in European Respiratory Journal.
    “We showed that the metabolic profile in newborns reflecting delivery by cesarean section was associated with an increased risk of childhood asthma in two independent cohorts. The majority of the annotated metabolites, ie tryptophan metabolites and bile acids, have previously been associated with asthma endpoints,” Gözde Gürdeniz, MD, from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood at Herlev and Gentofte Hospital at the
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