accelerator hypothesis

accelerator hypothesis

A theory regarding the pathogenesis of type-1 diabetes which holds three processes responsible:
• Loss of pancreatic beta cells through apoptosis;
• Individual constitution;
• Insulin resistance and autoimmunity.
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Both accelerator hypothesis as well as profit theory has been found to be important in explaining investment.
In one study, the authors present a theory dubbed the Accelerator Hypothesis, which proposes that excess body weight speeds the onset of diabetes in children, whether it be type 1 or type 2.