Environmental risk factors for type 1 diabetes in Rome and province.

@article{Visalli2003EnvironmentalRF,
  title={Environmental risk factors for type 1 diabetes in Rome and province.},
  author={N Visalli and Laura Sebastiani and Eugenio Adorisio and A. Conte and Andrea De Cicco and Rossella D'Elia and Silvia Manfrini and Pietro Pozzilli},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2003},
  volume={88 8},
  pages={695-8}
}
BACKGROUND In subjects genetically susceptible to type 1 diabetes, exposure to environmental factors during the gestational period, the neonatal period, and the first years of life is thought to play an important role in triggering the immune process leading to beta cell destruction. AIMS To investigate risk factors for inhabitants of continental Italy. METHODS A case-control study of 150 type 1 diabetes cases and 750 control subjects (age range 6-18 years) was carried out in Rome and its… CONTINUE READING

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