Diabetes Linked With Environmental Pollution
Scientists at prestigious Cambridge University are advocating the need for more research about possible links between Type 2 Diabetes and environmental pollution. Specifically, peer research indicates that persistent organic pollutants (POP's), which are common in many pesticides may cause insulin resistance in the human body, which leads to diabetes. Blood samples of high risk Diabetes 2 subjects also show high levels of POP's. Although this correlation does not necessarily imply a cause, Cambridge scientists believe it is certainly something worth looking into more. Diabetes research until now has mainly focused on obesity and genetics. What is most interesting is that the link between obesity and diabetes drops when there are low levels of POP's in the blood. Certainly, this is yet another reason to keep pesticides off the store shelves and out of the home.