Study: C-section babies have much higher risk of asthma

12/2/2008 | Reuters

A study that included some 3,000 children found Caesarean section babies have an 80% higher risk of developing asthma than those delivered vaginally. The Swiss researchers say babies born vaginally are exposed to their mother's bacteria in the birth canal, which helps prime their immune systems and could reduce the risk of asthma.

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