Weight alone not to blame for rise in type 1

Increasing weight gain alone is not to blame for the rising tide of type 1 diabetes in Australian children,  research spanning two decades confirms.

There are many hypotheses that attempt to explain the rising incidence of type 1 diabetes but one that has gained traction is the “accelerator hypothesis”  - the belief that children who are bigger and grow faster are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes than their smaller peers who grow