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Does growing up at high altitude pose a risk factor for type 2 diabetes?

1 Department of Sport Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria
2 Austrian Society for Alpine and Mountain Medicine, Austria
3 Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine, EURAC Research, Bolzano, Italy
4 Laboratory of molecular and chemical biology of neurodegeneration, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

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Citation: Martin Burtscher, Hannes Gatterer, Johannes Burtscher. Does growing up at high altitude pose a risk factor for type 2 diabetes?. AIMS Public Health , 2019, 6(1): 96-98. doi: 10.3934/publichealth.2019.1.96

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