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Childhood BMI, length at birth affect risk for type 2 diabetes

July 28, 2015

Adults with a low BMI at birth but high childhood BMI have increased odds of developing type 2 diabetes, as do adults with both a low BMI and short length at birth, even when they have a low childhood BMI, according to research in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

Johan G. Eriksson, MD, DMSc, of the department of chronic disease prevention at the University of Helsinki, and colleagues analyzed data from 13,345 adults born between 1934 and 1944 and participating in the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study, whose growth was recorded in detail during childhood. Within the cohort, 1,558 were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

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