New Study Links Pesticide With Type 2 Diabetes

A new study finds a correlation between high levels of pesticide in the blood and insulin resistance, a condition which often leads to type 2 diabetes, BBC Health News reports.

This study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, also posits that exposure to persistent organic pesticides — POPs, for short — may “interact with obesity to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.”

In 2005, the BBC reported that researchers at the University of Lund in Sweden published similar findings in the journal Environmental Health, adding that these scary substances are commonly found in fatty fish like salmon.

Unfortunately, the new study’s lead author Dr. Duk Hee-Lee points out that pesticides are so ubiquitous that it’s tough to completely avoid them. (He must not have known about Vital Choice Seafood, which is regularly tested to make sure they’re free of harmful contaminants.)

Given this new study, if it’s true that obesity makes pesticides even more toxic, the best solution would be for people to keep their weight well under control.

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One thought on “New Study Links Pesticide With Type 2 Diabetes

  1. I’m not surprised.Agent Orange has been linked to Type2 in Vietnam Vets who were “In Country”. It may be classified as a 20% disability from the Vetrans Administration.
    Me I’m type2 and I was in the country in 1969.
    MichiganRic