Smog could determine who develops diabetes

September 30, 2010 12:18:16 AM PDT
Smog could determine whether you develop diabetes in adulthood.

Research out of Children's Hospital in Boston finds high levels of particulate air pollution -- or smog -- are closely related to cases of Type 2 diabetes.

They say the association exists even if adjustments are made for other risk factors, including obesity.

The study does not show a direct cause-and-effect, but previous research finds links between pollution and a possible increase in insulin resistance.


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