Consequences of exposure to maternal diabetes on offspring puberty and adiposity
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With the global increase in the prevalence of obesity and diabetes, including among youth, along with the decrease in age of pubertal timing, understanding how fetal over-nutrition may influence puberty and the development of adiposity in the offspring is an important area of focus for chronic disease prevention. This thesis uses innovative epidemiological approaches to investigate these relationships to provide a better understanding of the long-term effects of exposure to maternal diabetes on offspring adiposity, including the complex and critical role that puberty may play. We used epidemiologic ...