Saturday 22 October 2016

Kids of dads with diabetes 'at risk'

Children born to fathers with diabetes are five times more at risk of developing type 1 diabetes as those without it, research has found.

Those with mothers with type 1 diabetes have three times the risk, while children of mothers with type 2 diabetes have double the chance.

A study, of over 1.2 million children in Sweden, also found mums who were overweight or obese in early pregnancy increased the risk of children getting type 1 diabetes, even if neither parent had the condition.

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