Journal article

Midlife susceptibility to the effects of poor diet on diabetes risk

Erin Walsh, Felice N Jacka, Peter Butterworth, Kaarin J Anstey, Nicolas Cherbuin

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition | Springer Nature [academic journals on nature.com] | Published : 2021

Abstract

Objective Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) prevalence continues to increase, and age of incidence continues to decrease. More information is needed to target interventions to the ages where they can be most effective. The objective of this study was to explore the degree to which the association between diet and T2D incidence changes through adulthood. Methods Participants were a large number (N = 2818) of community living adults in Canberra and Queanbeyan, Australia across three cohorts; young (20–24 followed to 32–36), mid-life (40–44 followed to 52–56) and late-life (60–64 followed to 72–76). Self-report dietary pattern scores at baseline and diabetes incidence across 12 years follow-up we..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Australian Research Council


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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported the National Health and Medical Research Council [grant numbers 973302, 179805, 157125, 1063907 and 1100579]. At the time of writing, NC's Fellowship was funded by the Australian Research Council [grant number 120100227]. PB's Research Fellowship was funded by the Australian Research Council [FT13101444]], KJA's NHMRC Fellowship #1102694. FNJ was supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (2) [1108125].