Air Pollution And Diabetes



Children exposed to air pollution such as exists in the average U.S. city are more likely to develop diabetes than those living where the air is less polluted.

Animal studies conducted by researchers at Ohio State University found that when mice were fed a normal diet and exposed to air pollution they had higher blood glucose readings than mice who ate a normal diet and clean air.

Insulin resistance was also higher in the mice exposed to the polluted air.

A healthy diet and weight is important for anyone with diabetes.

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