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Inherited excess weight: intestinal microbiota and mode of delivery act in concert

A mother can transmit her excess weight to her child. Canadian researchers describe how the mode of delivery and certain modifications of the child’s intestinal microbiota could act together in this weight transfer.   Children born to a mother who is herself overweight or obese (OWOB) bef...
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A connection between the mother’s intestinal microbiota and preterm birth

Researchers have shown that the composition of the mother’s intestinal microbiota plays a role in preterm births.   Prematurity is a significant cause of perinatal mortality. Certain preterm births have been associated with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases in the mother, which led Norw...
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Is there a connection between cesarean birth and cognitive delay in children?

An Australian study compared the cognitive performance of children born by cesarean section to that of children born vaginally. The former seem to have a delay compared to the latter.   While the rates of births by cesarean section continues to increase worldwide, a new Australian study m...
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