12/22/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Higher Education Linked To Rare Form Of Diabetes

Among more than 56,000 adults living in Norway, those who reached university were nearly twice as likely to develop autoimmune diabetes - the form that typically manifests in childhood and is best known as type 1 - as adults who did not finish high school.

Clearly, higher education itself does not increase the risk of autoimmune diabetes, study author Lisa Olsson of the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden told Reuters Health. Rather, these results suggest that people who go to university have some other factor in their lives that predisposes them to this type of diabetes, she explained.

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