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Early-term delivery is associated with higher risk of type 1 diabetes during childhood

According to a recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, early-term delivery before 39 weeks of gestation is associated with an increased risk for paediatric type 1 diabetes in comparison to full-term offspring. The results from this study support that elective delivery should be avoided before 39 completed weeks of gestation, whenever medically possible.

Read the full article in Cardiology Advisor.