Type 1 Girls More Overweight Than Non-diabetic Peers

Girls with type I diabetes are more overweight than their peers, a study in Finland recently reported. This indicates that a more effective prevention of obesity is now needed in the treatment of diabetes, the researchers claim.

This study, performed by the University of Helsinki, Finland, used 48 girls with type I diabetes age 10-19 years.

(KH Pietilainen et al., Archives of Disease in Childhood (London) 73:398-402, Nov. 1995)

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