Diabetes Tied to Timing of Baby's First Solid Food

July 8, 2013 8:14 PM

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Diabetes Tied to Timing of Baby's First Solid Food

Among children already at higher risk for type 1 diabetes, missing the sweet spot for introduction of solid foods may increase the risk even further, researchers found.

Compared with exposing children to solid food for the first time at ages 4 or 5 months, introducing solid food both earlier and later was associated with greater risks of developing the disease (hazard ratio 1.91 for early and HR 3.02 for later), according to Jill Norris, PhD, MPH, of the Colorado S...

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