By Press TV
New findings have put more weight behind the evidences suggesting that high exposure to certain pesticides increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Another study has drawn a link between high levels of pesticides in blood tests and increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers of Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare team measured blood levels of several persistent organic pollutants in about 2,000 older adults, Reuters reported. The results showed that 15 participants with high blood levels of organochlorine pesticides were suffering from type 2 diabetes.
In addition, the more the level of the toxic chemicals increased in an individual’s blood stream, the greater became the risk of diabetes.
Those with levels in the top 10 percent were about twice as likely to have diabetes as their counterparts in the bottom 10 percent, the researchers wrote in the journal Diabetes Care.
Previous trails have found a connection between diabetes risk and exposure to older pesticides known as organochlorines, PCBs and some other chemicals known by as “persistent organic pollutants.”
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are chemical substances that persist in the environment, accumulate in animal and human body fat through the food web, and pose a risk of causing adverse effects to human health and the environment.
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