Low Birth Weight Tied to Later-Life Diabetes

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Low Birth Weight Tied to Later-Life Diabetes

Two large prospective cohort studies from Shanghai, China showed that the risk of type 2 diabetes was higher among both men and women of low birthweight later in life, with a trend toward increased risk of hypertension as well.


Xia, Q. , Cai, H. , Xiang, Y. , Zhou, P. , Li, H. , Yang, G. , Jiang, Y. , Shu, X. , Zheng, W. and Xu, W. (2018), Prospective cohort studies of birth weight and risk of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension in adulthood among the Chinese population. Journal of Diabetes

Links : https://www.medpagetoday.com/pediatrics/preventivecare/74683 


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