Zinc and nitrate in the ground water and the incidence of Type 1 diabetes in Finland.

@article{Moltchanova2004ZincAN,
  title={Zinc and nitrate in the ground water and the incidence of Type 1 diabetes in Finland.},
  author={Elena V Moltchanova and Mika J Rytk{\"o}nen and Anne Kousa and Olli Taskinen and Jaakko Tuomilehto and Marjatta L Karvonen},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          256-61
        }
}
AIMS In Finland, the risk of childhood Type 1 diabetes varies geographically. Therefore we investigated the association between spatial variation of Type 1 diabetes and its putative environmental risk factors, zinc and nitrates. METHODS The association was evaluated using Bayesian modelling and the geo-referenced data on diabetes cases and population. RESULTS Neither zinc nor nitrate nor the urban/rural status of the area had a significant effect on the variation in incidence of childhood… CONTINUE READING
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