childA recent study by Helmholtz Zentrum München scientists have revealed that cold and flu attack on your kids before he/ she reaches can put him/ her at the risk of type 1 diabetes in adulthood.

The results of the study was based on a research conducted on almost 300,000 children born in Bavaria between 2005 and 2007.

The research involved systematic evaluation of all available data on infections with respect to the later development of type 1 diabetes.

The infections were broken down according to the localization of the symptoms (such as dermal, eye, gastrointestinal or respiratory infections), the causes (bacterial, viral or mycoses) and the age (quarter-yearly from birth).

First author Dr. Andreas Beyerlein said that the findings show that viral respiratory tract disorders during the first six months of life significantly increase the risk of children developing type 1 diabetes. Infections that occurred later or that involved other organs were not associated with a significantly higher risk.