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After genes, its pollution causing diabetes

Pollution increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of Type-2 diabetes

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Publish Date: Sep 9 2016 2:31PM | Updated Date: Sep 9 2016 2:32PM

After genes, its pollution causing diabetes
Increasing levels of pollutants in the air we breathe and long term exposure to all other sorts of pollutions put you at a higher risk of developing type-2 diabetes.   
 
 
Apart from genes, that most commonly cause diabetes, exposure to air pollution increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of Type-2 diabetes, said a study.
 
 
Study, published in the journal Diabetes, focused on 3000 participants who were interviewed and physically examined for the cause. 
 
 
Blood samples were also taken to determine various markers for insulin resistance and inflammation.
 
 
Non-diabetic individuals underwent an oral glucose tolerance test to detect whether their glucose metabolism was impaired.
 
 
Their data was later compared along with the concentrations of air pollutants at the place of residence of each participant.
 
 
As expected, the results revealed that people who already have an impaired glucose metabolism, so-called pre-diabetic individuals, are particularly vulnerable to the effects of air pollution.