Air Pollution - Even at 'Safe' Levels Linked to Diabetes

July 7, 2018

 

"New research links outdoor air pollution — even at levels deemed safe — to an increased risk of diabetes globally. The findings are from a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System...Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases. The main drivers of diabetes include eating an unhealthy diet, having a

sedentary lifestyle, and obesity, but the new research indicates the extent to which outdoor air pollution plays a role. 'Our research shows a significant link between air pollution and diabetes...'

said Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, the study’s senior author and an assistant professor of medicine at Washington University. 'We found an increased risk, even at low levels of air pollution currently considered safe...'..."

(https://medibulletin.com/2018/06/30/air-pollution-even-at-safe-levels-can-hike-diabetes-risk/

 

 

 

aid Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, the study’s senior author and an assistant professor of medicine at Washington University. “We found an increased risk, even at low levels of air pollution currently considered safe

 

 

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