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Curr Diab Rep. 2012 Feb;12(1):82-7. doi: 10.1007/s11892-011-0246-3.

Pathogenesis and prevention of type 2 diabetes: parental determinants, breastfeeding, and early childhood nutrition.

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Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Duke University Medical Center, Box 102820, Durham, NC 27710, USA. sarah.bartz@duke.edu

Abstract

Among the factors predisposing to type 2 diabetes in children, adolescents, and young adults, the health and behavior of both the mother and father are critical. Prevention and treatment of parental nutritional disorders (including obesity and malnutrition), promotion of breastfeeding, and avoidance of overfeeding of young children are essential for childhood health and metabolic function. Focusing research and policy on parental influences on childhood health should reduce the risks of obesity and type 2 diabetes in future generations.

PMID:
22125180
DOI:
10.1007/s11892-011-0246-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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