Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and insulin resistance in children: results from the GINIplus and LISAplus birth cohorts(9 Page pdf, E. Thiering, J. Cyrys, J. Kratzsch, C. Meisinger, B. Hoffmann, D. Berdel, A. von Berg, S. Koletzko, C.-P. Bauer, J. Heinrich, Diabetologia, Apr. 12, 2013)
Also discussed here: Air Pollution Increases Risk of Insulin Resistance in Children(Science Daily, May 9, 2013)
And here: Why living near a busy road could be dangerous for your child’s health: Traffic pollution linked to diabetes risk(Daily Mail, May 10, 2013)
And here: Traffic fumes raise child’s diabetes risk(John von Radowitz, Herald, May 10, 2013)
Today we review research that looked at how proximity to emissions of PM and NO2 from traffic the health of school-aged children in Germany. While the link between traffic related pollution and adult diabetes is inconclusive, this study was the first to look at the link with children, given that the health of children, particularly respiratory diseases, tends to be more vulnerable to air pollution and that exposure to environmental pollutants in early childhood can lead to adult diabetes. The results indicate a clear link to PM and NO2 with insulin resistance in children.
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