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Delivery by caesarean section and risk of obesity in preschool age children: a prospective cohort study
  1. Susanna Y Huh1,
  2. Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman2,
  3. Chloe A Zera3,
  4. Janet W Rich Edwards4,
  5. Emily Oken2,
  6. Scott T Weiss5,
  7. Matthew W Gillman2,6
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  2. 2Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  3. 3Division of Maternal–Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  4. 4The Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School and the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  5. 5Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  6. 6Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
  1. Correspondence to Susanna Y Huh, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA; susanna.huh{at}childrens.harvard.edu

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Funding This work was supported by NIH grants R01HD034568, R01HD064925 and K24HL068041. The sponsors of the study had no role in the study design, recruitment of participants, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, writing of the report, or the decision to submit for publication.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Funding This work was supported by NIH grants R01HD034568, R01HD064925 and K24HL068041. The sponsors of the study had no role in the study design, recruitment of participants, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, writing of the report, or the decision to submit for publication.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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