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Early Dietary Intervention During Infancy May Reduce Risk For Type 1 Diabetes

December 1, 2010 by  

Early Dietary Intervention During Infancy May Reduce Risk For Type 1 DiabetesIt may never be too early for parents to instill healthy eating habits in their children. New research suggests that the development of type 1 diabetes may begin during infant feeding for kids who are genetically prone to this disease.

For the study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, scientists from Finland analyzed 230 newborns predisposed to develop the disease because at least one family member had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The subjects were randomly assigned to either an intervention or a control group that took one of two formulas for four months, or six months if the children were breastfed. The children were then followed until they were 10 years old.

The researchers found that 25 of the participants had developed at least two of the autoantibodies that contribute to the progression of type 1 diabetes. In the control group, 16 percent tested positive for these antibodies, while only 7 percent belonged to the intervention group.

Overall, it was noted that a safe dietary intervention during infancy reduced the development process of type 1 diabetes by 50 percent by the time the participants were 10 years old.

Up to 10 percent of all diabetes cases in the U.S. are type 1 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    I and my 2csibling and Dad were all on a 10 diabetic study by a medical university. The latest findings are there isn’t just type 1 or type 2. Type 1 can have 30 some varianes strains. The antibodies were discovered and all of my children get checked every 3-5 years for these antibodies. My sister a PAC, was diagonisted 2 years before I was as a type 1. Her children show no antibodies and she takes very little insulin. I’m on a pump and keep my A1C at 6.6-7.1 and do not use artifical sweetners. They make me get a upset stomack. My brother got diagonisted at age 33 and gets by with just 2 shots and his kids have no antibodies. But hyperglycemia, which is a problem of low blood sugar and need to eat more often. as do 2 of my grandkids. As do one of my brother’s kids and my sister kids have not had any problems. As for diets stay of of candy bars and keep yuour rears moving, couch potatos always have more problems. Parents don’t want their kids moving about because it intrrupts their garden parties and tanning salon or beer party times. The PCed dinks want everything structured and organized, no wonder we have a bunch of pusified fat book trained overeducated no nothing slubs, both kids and adults. all 6 of my children had work and chores after school and on the weekends. 2 validatorians and 2 salutitorians, so work and college do work. My wife and I did not pay any part of their education or for their vehicles. The fat toads biggest problem is lack of movement and no movement.

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