• Pediatric islet autoimmunity risk rises with BMI gains

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Children who have a relative with type 1 diabetes and a single islet autoantibody may be more likely to develop multiple autoantibodies if they have excess weight, according to findings published in Diabetes Care.
    “Type 1 diabetes is now recognized as a spectrum of diseases with heterogenous preclinical stages prior to the onset of symptomatic hyperglycemia,” Maria Jose Redondo, MD, PhD, MPH, associate professor of pediatrics-diabetes and endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues wrote. “While type 1 diabetes prevention trials focus on halting the
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