Scientists have named a factor that can cause diabetes
The rapid growth of obesity and unhealthy lifestyle are the main factors causing the growing number of diabetics all over the world. However, it is not the single cause of development of this disease.
A new study by scientists from the University of Washington shows that polluted air can also cause the development of type 2 diabetes, even if the pollution has levels that are considered safe.
Doctors believe that the microscopic particles invisible to the human eye, causing up to 14% of new cases of diabetes per year. This corresponds to more than three million patients. Even low levels of air pollution creates the risk of a deadly condition, and many other chronic diseases.
The researchers studied the relationship between the microscopic solid particles contained in the air, and the risk of developing diabetes by analyzing the data of 1.7 million people. Then these data were compared with data from monitoring systems of air. Several statistical models were used for the validation of these models showed a strong relationship of type 2 diabetes with air pollution. According to scientists, the air pollution reduces the production of insulin and causes inflammation, preventing the conversion of glucose by the body contained in the blood into energy.
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The experts also evaluated all studies related to diabetes and air pollution, and developed a model for assessing the risk of developing diabetes for different levels of contamination. Scientists found an increased risk of diabetes even at low levels of air pollution, which is currently regarded as safe by the Us Agency for environmental protection and the world health organization.
Meanwhile, experts remind that such particles can penetrate into lungs and blood, promoting heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and cancer.