Chronic disease news: Study links fetal nutrition and risk of high blood sugar

A new study in the journal Diabetes by Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology, finds that adults born during China’s famine in the 1950s and 1960s may have a greater risk of high blood sugar levels, which can lead to development of type 2 diabetes. The study adds more evidence to the association between fetal nutrition and risk of disease later in life. Hu is quoted in a Reuters article about the study.

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