Link Between Diabetes and Pollution

Environmental pollutants may not seem like a likely cause for a person to develop diabetes. However, the more researchers look into the link between the two the more evidence they find that supports their theory.

Pollutants

Researchers are studying specific pollutants they are haze, smoke and exhaust fumes from vehicles. By looking at the amount of pollution in a specific area and the number of people who have diabetes they are able to link the two.

In previous studies, they used lab mice to see how they reacted to the pollutants listed above and made their original connection between pollution and diabetes. Then they began compiling the data between the amount of pollution in an area and the number of diabetics.

The researchers also figured in the obesity factor. Where you have more environmental pollutions, you have more vehicles on the road creating a higher amount of pollution. As for the obesity factor people who drive more often than walk are lacking in physical activity and become over weight or obese.

No reports of which cities have the higher amount of pollution and diabetes has been released to the public as of yet.

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