The study found that baby formula made from milk had nothing to do with diabetes risk.
Can formula made from milk make a baby more at risk for type 1 diabetes? The idea has been around for a while, but the evidence is sparse and contradictory. A study released Tuesday seems unlikely.
There are two types of diabetes, and both are increasing. Clearly, the main driver behind the increase in type 2 diabetes, which affects adults, is dietary habits, which also contributes to the rise in obesity.
The bigger mystery is why type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes, has increased. When a child’s immune system starts attacking cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, the disease usually triggers the child and is caught.
Finnish researchers have been trying to distinguish milk from milk for years. In 2010 they published some interesting results. They looked at antibodies that appeared to be part of the type 1 diabetes process. When they studied 230 babies, they found that the antibodies were more common in infants who took milk protein to break down formula.
The results of this small study simply show that the whole protein from milk triggers an immune response to type 1 diabetes. But if that proves to be the case, there is a simple way to reduce the risk of disease: simply ensuring that infant formula is based on degradable milk proteins rather than whole proteins.
To determine whether this was effective, the scientists devised a very ambitious experiment involving 2159 newborns from 78 research centres in 15 countries.
The trial followed the children until they were 10 years old. Then the scientists counted the cases of diabetes. They now report in JAMA, a journal of the American medical association, that these children have no differences in whether they have been fed full-fat milk proteins or proteins that are destroyed.
The authors write: “these findings do not support dietary guidelines that require modification of type 1 diabetes. Dr Mikael Knip of the university of Helsinki’s children’s hospital led a group of authors.
“After more than 15 years of efforts, the study solved about the potential role of milk formula in the development of type 1 diabetes,” the study of American chief partner Dorothy Dr. Becker said in children’s hospital of Pittsburgh. In the statement. “This again shows us that there is no simple way to prevent type 1 diabetes.”
It is also difficult to understand the potential role of breastfeeding.
Babies based on milk may not breast-feed for long, and breast-feeding may have some unknown benefits. A recent study found that breastfeeding appears to reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes – although confusing, the study found that it is not how much money less money mother breast-feeding her baby.
As a result, the task of preventing type 1 diabetes continues.