Pathogenesis and prevention of type 2 diabetes: parental determinants, breastfeeding, and early childhood nutrition.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Among the factors predisposing to type 2 diabetes in children, adolescents, and young adults, the health and behavior of both the mother and father are critical. Prevention and treatment of parental nutritional disorders (including obesity and malnutrition), promotion of breastfeeding, and avoidance of overfeeding of young children are essential for childhood health and metabolic function. Focusing research and policy on parental influences on childhood health should reduce the risks of obesity and type 2 diabetes in future generations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bartz, S; Freemark, M

Published Date

  • February 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 82 - 87

PubMed ID

  • 22125180

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-0829

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11892-011-0246-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States