The Surprising Link Between Air Pollution & Diabetes
Where you live may put you at risk.
Air pollution is not just bad for your lungs; it may increase your chances of having diabetes. According to a new study by Children’s Hospital in Boston, people who live in areas with the highest levels of pollution have a 20% greater chance of getting adult-onset (Type 2) diabetes.
“After adjusting for lifestyle factors like weight and education, air pollution remained associated with this type of diabetes,” says study co-author Dr. Allison Goldfine of Harvard’s Joslin Diabetes Center.
Over 23 million Americans have diabetes, and experts now believe that environmental factors may play a role. Air pollution might cause chronic low-grade inflammation, “and inflammation can make you more susceptible to the disease,” Dr. Goldfine says.
While more studies are under way, consider this healthy living twofer: “Walk and ride your bike as much as possible,” Dr. Goldfine urges. “You’ll reduce pollution and get the exercise you need to prevent diabetes.”
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by Nizam Khan 5 years ago
What are some tips to reduce air pollution ?What measurement we can take to reduce the amount of air pollution.
by Infinity2000 10 years ago
Will air pollution dampens the level of competition, and more record - breaking results over the previous Olympic Games at Athens (2004)? Seven days to the Games, let us begin the Competition between nations , the best country wins the most Gold medals.
by zeke2100 4 years ago
I am writing a hub but can't properly classify it. I don't feel that it should go under climate change, because it has to do with air pollution issues. I think we need a new subcategory for "air pollution issues" under Environment and Green Issues.
by Lela 15 months ago
How many people die from air pollution in the USA every day?What causes lethal air pollution? How do you protect your loved ones from air pollution?
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