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Diabetes adult T2 linked to pollution
betaquartz posted:
I guess someone had to find a correlation eventually. At any rate a recent study by the Boston Children's Hospital shows a 20% greater chance of diabetes in areas of high particulate air pollution. The link at the hospital is here: /mainpageS1339P1sublevel663.html
It should be interesting to hear from those of you out there living in areas with greater air pollution. Once more environmental factors not under your control account for part of your diabetic problem. More and more I believe we need to look at external environmental factors along with internal personal health factors when dealing with prevention and cure of diabetes.
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Betaquartz,

We put this up here back in October too but I'm glad you brought it up again because it is interesting, isn't it?

Here's WebMD's article on it:

Air Pollution Linked to Risk of Diabetes

It just goes to show that just about everything is more complex than we first realized.
betaquartz replied to Caprice_WebMD_Staff's response:
I guess I missed it, I found it from a recent article posted somewhere else.

Just about everything in the health area is more complicated than some people think, I am just now one of them. One of the best examples is the "common cold" as so many theorists point out, if it were so common a cure would be easy-it's not! Diabetes T2 is much the same. We have to get down to the causative factors and make appropriate adjustments to prevent the landslide of this disease.
Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to betaquartz's response:
Well said. :-) Oh, to see the very small discussion had on this back in October, click here.

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