November 2011 Issue
Research Roundup: November 2011
A cross-sectional study examined the association between type 2 diabetes and persistent organic pollutants (POPs), substances such as pesticides that accumulate in the environment and pose health concerns. Using data from the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study, which includes 8,760 people born in Helsinki during 1934-1944, the researchers confirmed a link between type 2 diabetes and adult-age-only exposure to organochlorine pesticides, with the strongest association observed among overweight participants.
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