Preterm birth and risk of type 1 and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Li2014PretermBA,
  title={Preterm birth and risk of type 1 and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Shangshuang Li and Mei Zhang and Huiguang Tian and Zhongjie Liu and Xiuxiu Yin and B. S. Xi},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 10},
  pages={804-11}
}
Preterm birth is suggested to play an important role in the development of diabetes. However, results have been inconsistent. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify the relationship between preterm birth and type 1 and type 2 diabetes. PubMed, Embase and ISI Web of Science were searched. A total of 18 studies (including 2,176,480 participants and 22,073 cases) for type 1 diabetes and five studies (including 31,478 participants and 1,898 cases) for type 2 diabetes were… CONTINUE READING
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