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Infant anthropometry, early life infection, and subsequent risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus: a prospective birth cohort study

Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Pezic, Angela; Cochrane, Jennifer; Cameron, Fergus; Pascoe, Mark; Kemp, Andrew; Dwyer, Terence


Background: Higher birthweight is associated with increased type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) risk, but the contribution of higher adiposity or lean mass is unclear. In this Tasmanian infant cohort, early upper respiratory infection has been associated with higher asthma risk. Patients and methods: Eligible infants represented one-fifth of live births in Tasmania, 1988-1995. Hospital interview data (day 6) were obtained on 96.3% (10 628/11 040), home (5 wk) visit data (38 d) on 92.9% (9876/10...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Pediatric Diabetes
DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-5448.2010.00693.x


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