Saturday, 21 Sep 2019

New study found air pollution will increase the risk of diabetes


IllustrationIllustration - A new study in China shows that there is a relationship between air pollution and the risk of disease in the country. Long-term exposure to particles of dangerous air pollution has the potential to increase the risk of diabetes. China now is facing the biggest diabetes problem in the world. They have at least 11 percent of the population experiencing this disease. This was revealed through a study in the United States published in 2017.

The World Health Organization estimates that increasing well-being has brought about changes in diet and lifestyle. Coupled with the presence of air pollution, this can cause more than one million premature deaths every year.

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The risk of diabetes increases by around 16 percent per increase of 10 micrograms per cubic meter in exposure to PM2.5 particles and long-term. This was revealed by researchers at Fuwai Hospital in Beijing and Emory University in the US in a study published online at Environmental International.

"Continued improvement in air quality will help reduce the diabetes epidemic in China" Lu Xiangfeng, one of the study authors, told AFP. The research team adjusted factors such as age, body mass index, smoking status, family history of diabetes, and levels of work-related physical activity, but indirectly included factors in dietary habits and other types of pollutants.


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