Infections can increase diabetes risk in children

Viral respiratory infections during the first six months of life are associated with an increased risk for type 1 diabetes. This is the conclusion reached by a team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München during a study published in the current issue of the renowned US magazine 'JAMA'.


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Researchers found out that viral respiratory tract disorders during the first six months of life significantly increase the risk of children developing type 1 diabetes; ©