Land Cover of Early-Life Environment Modulates the Risk of Type 1 Diabetes
Diabetes Care - Volume 44, Issue 7
2021 // Tampere University
The study suggests that exposure to an agricultural environment (comprising nonirrigated arable land, fruit trees and berry plantations, pastures, natural pastures, land principally occupied by agriculture with significant areas of natural vegetation, and agroforestry areas) early in life is inversely associated with the risk of type 1 diabetes. This association may be mediated by early exposure to environmental microbial diversity.