Associations of maternal preterm birth with subsequent risk for type 2 diabetes in women from the women's health initiative.
Preterm birth has been associated with insulin resistance and beta-cell dysfunction, a hallmark characteristic of type 2 diabetes. However, studies investigating the relationship between a personal history of being born preterm and type 2 diabetes are sparse. We sought to investigate the potential association between a personal history of being born preterm and risk for type 2 diabetes in a racially and ethnically diverse population. Baseline and incident data (>16 years of follow-up) from the Women's Health Initiative (
J Dev Orig Health Dis
Holman-Vittone, A., Monahan, B., LeBlanc, E., Liu, S., Nassir, R., Saquib, N., Schnatz, P. F., Shadyab, A., Sinkey, R., Wactawski-Wende, J., Wild, R., Chasan-Taber, L., Manson, J., & Spracklen, C. (2023). Associations of maternal preterm birth with subsequent risk for type 2 diabetes in women from the women's health initiative.. J Dev Orig Health Dis, 14 (3), 333-340. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1017/s2040174423000089