Research news: Thin as a baby, obese as an adult – a diabetic in old age?
Researcher Mikaela von Bonsdorff: Small babies had significantly higher blood glucose and insulin levels and a higher risk of diabetes at the age of 75 and older.
The original publication:
von Bonsdorff MB, Muller M, Aspelund T, Garcia M, Eiriksdottir G, Rantanen T, Gunnarsdottir I, Birgisdottir BE, Thorsdottir I, Sigurdsson G, Gudnason V, Launer L, Harris TB for the AGES-Reykjavik Study Group. Persistence of the effect of body size at birth on dysglycaemia and type 2 diabetes in old age: the AGES-Reykjavik Study. AGE DOI: 10.1007/s11357-012-9427-5.