Study linking c-section to autism doesn’t cut it, say experts

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Study linking c-section to autism doesn’t cut it, say experts

Swedish scientists claim caesar babies are a third more likely to have the condition, but others are very sceptical

Laura Donnelly

Babies born by caesarean section are a third more likely to develop autism, research into 20 million births has found.

The analysis of more than 60 studies found that children who were delivered this way were also a sixth more likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Experts said it was not clear why the risks appeared to be so high, regardless of whether the surgery was planned or carried out in an emergency...

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