Study Ties Low Birth Weight to Higher Iincidence of Type-2 Diabetes in African-American Women

August 22, 2014 4:32 PM

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Study Ties Low Birth Weight to Higher Iincidence of Type-2 Diabetes in African-American Women

Researchers have presented a strong association between low birth weight and increased risk of type-2 diabetes in African-American women.

The study, led by researchers at the Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center, evaluated more than 21,000 women who were part of the Black Women's Health Study and found that African-American women who were born with low birth weight or very low birth weight faced an elevated risk of developing...

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