What is it about?

This paper investigated the connection between early-life environment and the risk developing type 1 diabetes later in childhood. We found out that agricultural environment is potentially protective against developing type 1 diabetes while there was some indications of urban environment increasing the disease risk.

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Why is it important?

This work might provide clues on how type 1 diabetes develops and how to design more health-promoting living environments in the future but more research is needed.

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This page is a summary of: Land Cover of Early-Life Environment Modulates the Risk of Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes Care, May 2021, American Diabetes Association,
DOI: 10.2337/dc20-1719.
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