Infants Fed Cereals May Have an Increased Risk of Diabetes
October 22, 2003
Feeding infants cereal may be associated with an increased risk of developing type-1 diabetes mellitus autoantibodies, according to a study.
Children at an increased risk of type 1 diabetes who were fed cereals between the ages of 0 and 3 months and at age 7 months or older had an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes later in life.
The results suggest that exposing susceptible children to cereal during certain ages increases their risk of type 1 diabetes.
Journal of the American Medical Association October 1, 2003;290(13):1713-20