New Study Links Pesticide With Type 2 Diabetes

Filed under: Health — @ April 20, 2007

A new study finds a correlation between high levels of pesticide in the blood and insulin resistance, a condition which often leads to type 2 diabetes, BBC Health News reports.

This study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, also posits that exposure to persistent organic pesticides — POPs, for short — may “interact with obesity to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.”

Read more about this study here.


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