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Seasonality of birth in patients with childhood Type I diabetes in 19 European regions.

Authors
  • McKinney, P A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Diabetologia
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2001
Volume
44 Suppl 3
Identifiers
PMID: 11724420
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

We found no uniform seasonal pattern of birth in childhood diabetes patients across European populations, either overall or according to sex and age. This study provides no consistent evidence that environmental factors, which vary from season to season, have any influence on the fetal or neonatal life to determine the onset of Type I diabetes. However, a study of seasonality that takes into account possible changes both over time and over geographical areas could provide more insights.

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