TEDDY Trial Struggles to Identify Environmental Triggers of Type 1 Diabetes
The TEDDY study (make a Google) hypothesized that there are “triggers” that cause a child with high-risk genes for type 1 diabetes to actually get type 1, based on the observation that not all children who are at higher risk develop the disease.
The trial enrolled nearly 8,000 participants.
To the disappointment of the presenters and the audience, the study results concluded
that these two factors that are NOT triggers of type 1 onset:
childhood infections and
maternal use of vitamin D and
omega-3 supplements.
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