If this trend continues, the number of children under the age of five with type 1 diabetes will double. Causes can be deficient in vitamin D and too many clean houses.
Type 1 diabetes is a variant of diabetes, which is not caused by obesity. In Europe, the number of children under the age of 15 developing autoimmune diseases annually increases by 3.9 percent. In particular, the increase in the disease in very young children is remarkable. In the period from 2005 to 2020, the number of children under the age of five with this condition will be doubled.
The cause is not quite clear. There is a genetic component, but environmental factors also play a role. As the disease is common in the northern part of Europe, the lack of vitamin D can be a cause. Ultimately, this vitamin forms the sun. Another explanation is that our houses are too clean. Because children do not have enough contact with calls, their immune system reacts differently so that the body can attack its cells.