Obesity, increased linear growth, and risk of type 1 diabetes in children.

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Source
Diabetes Care. 2000 Dec;23(12):1755-60
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2000
Author
E. Hyppönen
S M Virtanen
M G Kenward
M. Knip
H K Akerblom
Author Affiliation
School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Finland. elina.hypponen@uta.fi
Source
Diabetes Care. 2000 Dec;23(12):1755-60
Date
Dec-2000
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aging
Body Height
Body Weight
Case-Control Studies
Child
Child, Preschool
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 - epidemiology - etiology
Female
Finland - epidemiology
Humans
Infant
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Obesity - complications
Risk factors
Sex Characteristics
Abstract
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of obesity and linear growth on the risk of developing type 1 diabetes in children.
The study population consists of all diabetic children 120%) after 3 years of age was associated with a more than twofold risk of developing type 1 diabetes.
The present observation that obesity and rapid linear growth are risk factors for type 1 diabetes in children indicates that the increase in the prevalence of obesity and secular growth that has occurred in most industrialized countries over the last decades may be involved in the increase in type 1 diabetes incidence simultaneously observed in many countries.
PubMed ID
11128347 View in PubMed
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