Global Rise in Type 1 Diabetes May Be Linked to Reduced Exposure to Pathogens in Early Life, University of Malta Study

Published: Mar 20, 2013

Countries with lower mortality from infectious disease exhibit higher rates of type 1 diabetes, according to a new study by Dr. A. Abela and Professor S. Fava of the University of Malta. The findings, collating data from three major international studies and presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate UK, suggest that the as yet unexplained global rise in type 1 diabetes may be linked to reduced exposure to pathogens in early life.

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