Research description

Risk factors and prognosis of diabetes with and without an autoimmune component.


Selected publications:

Wei Y, Herzog K, Ahlqvist E,  et al. All-Cause Mortality and Cardiovascular and Microvascular Diseases in Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults [published online ahead of print, 2023 Aug 28]. Diabetes Care. 2023;dc230739.

Wei Y, Richardson TG, Zhan Y, et al. Childhood adiposity and novel subtypes of adult-onset diabetes: a Mendelian randomisation and genome-wide genetic correlation study. Diabetologia. 2023 Jun; 66(6):1052-1056.

Wei Y, Andersson T, Edstorp J, et al. Maternal smoking during pregnancy and type 1 diabetes in the offspring: a nationwide register-based study with family-based designs. BMC Med. 2022;20(1):240.

Wei Y, Zhan Y, Löfvenborg JE, Tuomi T, Carlsson S. Birthweight, BMI in adulthood and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults: a Mendelian randomisation study. Diabetologia. 2022;10.1007/s00125-022-05725-2.

Edstorp J, Wei Y, Ahlqvist E, et al. Smoking, use of smokeless tobacco, HLA genotypes and incidence of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults [published online ahead of print, 2022 Jul 28]. Diabetologia. 2022

Wei Y, Lv J, Guo Y, et al. Age-Specific Associations Between Habitual Snoring and Cardiovascular Diseases in China: A 10-Year Cohort Study. Chest. 2021 Sep;160(3):1053-1063.

Wei Y, Lv J, Guo Y, et al. Soy intake and breast cancer risk: a prospective study of 300,000 Chinese women and a dose-response meta-analysis. Eur J Epidemiol. 2020 Jun;35(6):567-578.

Li J, Zhu L, Wei Y, et al. Association between adiposity measures and COPD risk in Chinese adults. Eur Respir J. 2020 Apr 30;55(4):1901899.

Wei Y, Zheng B, Fan J, et al. Habitual snoring, adiposity measures and risk of type 2 diabetes in 0.5 million Chinese adults: a 10-year cohort. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2020 Feb;8(1):e001015.

Wei Y, Shen Z, Yu C et al. Epidemiological Characteristics and Correlated Factors of Habitual Snoring Among Chinese 30 to 79 years-old (in Chinese) [J]. Chinese Journal of Epidemiology. 2019, 40(8): 917-923



2020-current, Karolinska Institutet, PhD student

2018-2020, Peking University, MSc. in Epidemiology and Health Statistics

2013-2018, Peking University, Bachelor of Medicine: Preventive Medicine