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Weight increase in first year of life linked to type 1 diabetes

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 07 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6622
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Weight increase during the first year of an infant’s life is positively associated with the risk of developing type 1 diabetes, an analysis of two large Scandinavian birth cohorts has found.

The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, included 59 221 children from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study and 40 611 from the Danish National Birth Cohort who were born between February 1998 and July …

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