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Rapid increase in childhood diabetes in Finland

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The increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes around the world (an increase of around 2.5–3.0% per year) is unexplained. It has mainly affected preschool children and it is uncertain whether the lifetime incidence will increase or whether there is simply a shift to onset at younger ages, although evidence favours the former explanation. Some countries have a relatively low incidence (China and Venezuela) and some (Finland and Sardinia) have …

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