Cesarean section has defined the evolution of man

Scientists believe: the caesarean section became a crucial factor in the formation of modern man. Writes about this edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Thanks to the operation can save many lives of children and mothers. Via cesarean section appear too large, and weakened children. Mother with a narrow pelvis and other disabilities at the moment without any problems can have children.

Note, the procedure became actively used only in the middle of the last century. Since the operation used more often. And this is due, experts believe, to evolutionary processes and the transmission of genetic traits from generation to generation.

"Women with a very narrow pelvis even 100 years ago, not survived at birth. Now this does not happen, this means that they pass on their genes to the narrow pelvis to their daughters," says an employee of the University of Vienna Philippe Mitterecker.

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