Navigation Links
Infants' food linked to higher, lower Type 1 diabetes risk
Date:7/9/2013

Infants who get their first solid food before 4 months of age and after 6 months may have a higher risk of developing Type 1 diabetes, University of Colorado researchers have found.

The researchers, from the Colorado School of Public Health and the CU School of Medicine's Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, also found that the risk goes down if the mother is still breast-feeding the baby when solid foods, particularly those containing wheat or barley, are introduced into the diet.

The results were unveiled Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association publication JAMA Pediatrics.

"For children who are introduced to solid food before four months of age, the risk of developing Type 1 diabetes is almost two times higher than for children introduced to solid foods at 4 or 5 months of age," says Jill Norris, MPH, PhD, chair of the Department of Epidemiology for the public health school.

The findings align with the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics on when to begin solid foods.

The research, supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, looked at Colorado children with an increased genetic risk for Type 1 diabetes. Researchers noted when the children began on solid food, what foods they ate and whether they developed Type 1 diabetes.

"The data suggest that parents should wait to introduce any solid foods until after the 4-month birthday," Norris, one of the authors of the study, says. "And when baby is ready, solid foods should be introduced by the 6-month birthday or soon after, preferably while the mother is still breast-feeding the baby, which may reduce the risk of Type 1 diabetes."

Norris said more research should be conducted to explore another finding of the study that kids may have a greater risk of Type 1 diabetes if they are given their first fruits before four months or first eat rice and oats after six months.

The incidence of Type 1 diabetes is growing worldwide, especially among children less than five years old.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dan Meyers
dan.meyers@ucdenver.edu
303-724-7904
University of Colorado Denver
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. New analysis of premature infants heartbeats, breathing could be cues for leaving NICU
2. Treatment to benefit African infants at risk of endemic fever
3. Women & Infants participating in study of treatment of common viral infection in pregnancy
4. Low-income moms under stress may overfeed infants
5. Same gene that stunts infants growth also makes them grow too big
6. Infants exposed to specific molds have higher asthma risk
7. Infants of overweight mothers grow more slowly
8. Antibiotic use in infants before 6 months associated with being overweight in childhood
9. RTS,S malaria candidate vaccine reduces malaria by approximately one-third in African infants
10. International team discovers likely basis of birth defect causing premature skull closure in infants
11. Rice, Texas Childrens team creates biocompatible patch to heal infants with birth defects
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/3/2016)... , February 3, 2016 ... new market research report "Automated Fingerprint Identification System Market ... Latent Search), Application (Banking & Finance, Government, Healthcare, and ... by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to be worth ... of 21.0% between 2015 and 2020. The transformation and ...
(Date:2/3/2016)... , Feb. 3, 2016 ... the addition of the "Emotion Detection ... Machine Learning, and Others), Software Tools (Facial ... Areas, End Users,and Regions - Global forecast ... --> http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d8zjcd/emotion_detection ) has ...
(Date:2/2/2016)... NEW YORK , Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... analysis of the bioinformatic market by reviewing the ... computer enabled tools that drive the field forward. ... report to: Identify the challenges and opportunities ... service providers and software solution developers, as well ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/9/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... p.m. , Location: Baruch S. Blumberg Institute at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of ... Blumberg Institute and The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) will hold an open house ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... , ... February 09, 2016 , ... Tunnell Consulting, Inc. ... Based in Paris, he will focus on acquiring new accounts and work closely with ... , “Fred brings to our European clients more than 15 years of ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... ... for Public Policy for the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). Dorman will ... ensure their voices are heard throughout the drug regulatory review process. , “Adding ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... LONDON , February 9, 2016 ... replace paper and protect IP   E-WorkBook ... will be rolled out in Germany ... and protect valuable IP. Users will be able to search ... or experiment as part of the application, to boost collaboration ...
Breaking Biology Technology: