Can Exposure to Environmental Chemicals Increase the Risk of Diabetes Type 1 Development?

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Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an autoimmune disease, where destruction of beta-cells causes insulin deficiency. The incidence of T1DM has increased in the last decades and cannot entirely be explained by genetic predisposition. Several environmental factors are suggested to promote T1DM, like early childhood enteroviral infections and nutritional… (More)
DOI: 10.1155/2015/208947

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