Could Enteroviruses Be Behind Rising Rates of Type 1 Diabetes?

A study published today in the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes suggests that children who fall ill with an enterovirus infection are almost 50 percent more likely to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes later in life. The finding is based on an analysis of the medical records of more than a million Taiwanese young people, half of whom were treated for enterovirus infections between 2000 and 2008.

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