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Common Virus May Have Ties to Type 1 Diabetes...
SOURCES: Hanna Honkanen, Ph.D., researcher, Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland; Heikki Hyoty, M.D., Ph.D., professor, virology, University of Tampere, Finland; Jessica Dunne, Ph.D., director, discovery research, JDRF; Jan. 9, 2017, Diabetologia

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 -- From Finland comes more evidence that a common group of viral infections may play a role in the development of at least some cases of type 1 diabetes.

The viruses are known as enteroviruses. These viruses cause a number of infections -- from the common cold to c...

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Kids' Use of Artificial Sweeteners Spiked in Recent Years...
SOURCE: George Washington University, news release, Jan. 10, 2017

FRIDAY, Jan. 13, 2017 -- Use of artificial sugar by American children and adults has soared in recent years -- and the news isn't all that sweet, a new study suggests.

Consumption of foods and beverages with low-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose and saccharin rose 200 percen...

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Most Cow's Milk Baby Formulas Don't Up Risk of Type 1 Diabetes...
SOURCES: Sandra Hummel, Ph.D., group leader, gestational diabetes, Institute of Diabetes Research, Munich, Germany; Jessica Dunne, Ph.D., director, discovery research, JDRF, New York City; Jan. 17, 2016, Diabetes Care

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2017 -- Although breast milk is still considered the best nutrition for babies, a new study suggests that most cow's milk formulas don't increase the risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

However, the German researchers who did the study did find that giving highly hydr...

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