Maternal effect and familial aggregation in NIDDM. The CODIAB Study. CODIAB-INSERM-ZENECA Study Group.

@article{Thomas1994MaternalEA,
  title={Maternal effect and familial aggregation in NIDDM. The CODIAB Study. CODIAB-INSERM-ZENECA Study Group.},
  author={Fridtjof Thomas and Beverley Balkau and F Vauzell{\'e}-Kervroedan and Laure Papoz},
  journal={Diabetes},
  year={1994},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={63-7}
}
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) is known to have a strong genetic basis, but the mode of inheritance is still unknown. Recent studies have suggested that maternal inheritance is important; this complicates the transmission pattern of NIDDM. In our study, the familial aggregation of diabetes and the maternal effect were investigated through three generations. The CODIAB Study recruited 536 NIDDM patients between 35 and 74 years of age from 10 diabetes centers in France. Familial… CONTINUE READING

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