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"Diabetes Risk Tied to Common Chemicals, Curbed by Healthy Habits" - Lisa Rapaport

  • Reuters Online
  • New York, NY
  • (August 08, 2019)

Chemicals in everything from food wrappers to clothing and furniture are associated with an increased risk of diabetes, but much of this added risk is reduced with good eating and exercise habits, a new study suggest. Overall, 507 people developed diabetes during a median follow-up time of 8.9 years. The findings build on previous research linking PFASs and PFOA to diabetes, said Luz Claudio, PhD, professor of environmental medicine and public health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai who was not involved in the study. “It is very hard to avoid exposure to PFAs because they are in so many products and in some water supplies.”

— Luz Claudio, MD, Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Chief, Division of International Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Additional coverage: Business Insider; MD Alert;  Netscape; Physician's Weekly


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